All students are able to have a healthy, freshly-cooked lunch in the school dining room if they wish. We provide a range of meals and cater for individual diets.
Halal and vegetarian dishes are available daily for those who prefer them. Please contact the school if you wish to discuss specific food intolerances or allergies.
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Provision is made for students to eat a packed lunch which they have brought from home. There is also a Fast-Food bar selling sandwiches. The school operates a healthy eating policy and sells bottled waters rather than carbonated soft drinks.
Students must stay on the premises throughout the school day and are not able to leave the premises for lunch.
We urge all parents/guardians to claim free school meals for your sons if they are eligible, so that we can provide pupils with a lunch free of charge.
We can then claim the additional funding available to the school per eligible pupil, which we use to support your child’s education and ensure that they reach their full potential.
For more information about free school meals: Manchester City Council free school meals
For more information benefits and support: Manchester City Council benefits and support
All our dining options are provided by an external company called Mellors who prepare all meals daily and onsite.
Every morning before school, there is a selection of breakfast items including the option of free porridge for all students, every day.
During the mid-morning break, students can buy a hot snack such as a waffle, croissant or filled bread roll.
Our lunch menu works on a three-week cycle to make sure there is variety and choice. Menus are updated regularly throughout the school year. Changes to the published menus will be only for special dates or emergencies due to delivery shortages.
At Burnage, we operate a completely cashless system that uses fingerprint technology for speed and ease. When a student presents at the till for payment, food and drinks can be purchased without the need to use physical money. The student simply presses their finger onto the electronic device to access their account and pay for their meal.
Each pupil has an individual account that must be kept in credit by the child’s parent or carer. Students on free meal entitlement will be topped up each day automatically and can add additional funds if they wish.
All financial transactions at Burnage are made through an online payment system called “ParentPay”, a service that means parents/carers can quickly pay for their son’s school meals, replacement ties or planners, and/or other school activities either online using debit or credit cards or using cash in a local store using PayPoint.
It’s simple, safe, convenient and your child no longer needs to carry cash into school. For more details, please see our ParentPay page