School Meals

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At Partington Central Academy children are offered appealing and balanced meals. Children are allowed to choose from a range of main courses, which always include a meat or fish dish, a vegetarian option and salads and there is always an option of jacket potatoes and options for sandwiches too. These are accompanied by a selection of yogurts, fresh fruit or a choice from the desserts of the day. All the children are supervised whilst eating their lunch. There is a teacher on duty and a number of lunch time assistants on hand.

There are two sittings to accommodate numbers, usually these will be the two key stages, but this can vary at times.

Payment for Dinners

School Meal Prices 2019/20

The price for school meals is remaining at £2.20 from September 2019. Dinners will need to be paid using ParentPay. For more information read ParentPay section.  However if you have any problems please notify the office immediately.

Payment for dinners should be weekly, usually on Monday and paid using ParentPay.

Those eligible for free school meals should obtain application forms from the school office or you can download a copy – free-school-meals-application-form.

If parents wish then children may bring a packed lunch to school. Please provide a suitable lunchbox for this purpose. For our full policy of what you can/cannot bring in click our Healthy snack policy PCA 2018.

Please note: No glass bottles, hot drinks or fizzy drinks are allowed. Sweets are not considered suitable as part of a lunch. If a spoon is needed please provide one.

Can we please ask parents to refrain from changing their children’s lunches mid term/mid week! Any changes should be made at the beginning of each term and reported to the Office please.


Parents can arrange for children to go home for lunch if they wish, but consideration for the social interaction missed on the yard and the possibility of not being able to participate in lunch time activities should be considered.



All children in the Foundation stage and Key Stage 1 are offered a choice of free fruit each day. Foundation stage children are also offered a free carton of milk. Year 1 and 2 may purchase this if required.


The children in Key Stage 2 can access the school tuck shop at morning play only. Only one item is allowed daily although children are allowed to make an additional purchase of water, milk, pure orange or apple juice available.

All items are the same price. No other food items may be brought to school for consumption at play times.

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