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St Elisabeth's CE Primary School

St Elisabeth's CE Primary School

School Meals

St Elisabeth's CE operates a healthy eating policy. At lunchtime we encourage children to have a hot meal. These are cooked on site by Totally Local Company and are nutritionally balanced and always offer a choice. 

Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch. Please note that children should not bring crisps, sweets or chocolate into school at any time in line with the healthy eating policy. Children should bring plain water to drink during the day in labelled bottles. These should be taken home and refilled each day.  

Should you wish your child to bring a packed lunch from home, please see the websites below for some healthy ideas.

Change for Life

If a child is in Reception, or Years 1 and 2,  they automatically qualify for Free School Meals under the universal scheme.

If you wish to change from school meals to a packed lunch, please give a minimum of one weeks notice.  

As a Healthy School, we offer a balanced selection of meal choices for our pupils.  Our foundation and KS1 pupils also have a choice of fruit at morning break.  We use a rolling menu as a general guide which is subject to change.

You can order and pay for your child’s meals via the parentpay app.

School Meals

Our school meals are provided by Totally Local Company (TLC) and are freshly made each day. Children are offered a choice of meals each morning and decide on their lunch for that day. To download typical sample menus, click on the files at the bottom of the page or, for more information, visit their website:

Totally Local Company (TLC)


Frequently Asked Questions:


How much is a school meal?
The cost of a school meal is £2.55.

What will my child have at lunch time?
Each day there is a choice of two main courses or a jacket potato with a choice of fillings, all served with vegetables and a carbohydrate.  There is a daily choice of healthy desserts including fresh fruit platter, yoghurts, or the pudding of the day. Fresh bread, a salad bar, milk and water are always available. Our menu rotates on a three weekly basis.

How can I find out what is on the menu today?
We display the weekly menu in school or click on the document below.

How do I pay for a school meal?
This is school specific. St Elisabeth's CE Primary School use an electronic payment system called ParentPay and your child's dinner money account should always remain in credit. 

How often do the menus change?
The primary school menus change 3 times per year after consultation. Our current menus meet the required government's School Food Plan nutritional standards. The menus will reflect seasonal variations and are subject to occasional change.

What happens if my child is ill and is not at school one day?
You will receive a credit for any meals not taken.

How do I find out about free school meals in Stockport?
Children from families in receipt of Income Support, Income-Based Job Seeker's Allowance and Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and whose annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190 are eligible for free school meals.

If you think you are entitled to free school lunches for your child call Stockport Direct on 0161 217 6015 or drop into one of the Stockport Direct local centres situated around the borough to collect an application form. Advisors will be able to help and support with the completion of the application.

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)
The Government provides funding to enable primary schools in England to offer a free meal to every child in their Reception,  Year 1 and Year 2 classes. This provides parents with a potential annual saving of almost £400 per child.