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School Meal Price Increase
We wanted to inform you of an unforeseen change in our school meal pricing that we have recently been made aware of by our catering agency.
As from 11th September, the cost of school meals will increase by 11 pence per day, bringing the new daily price to £2.55 per meal. This increase was not anticipated, and we understand that it may have an impact on your family's budget. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The decision to raise meal prices was made by our catering agency due to various factors, including rising food and operational costs. We remain committed to providing nutritious and balanced meals to our students, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure that the quality of the meals is maintained. Please note, if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2, meals are free under the Universal Infant Free School Meal Scheme, so a charge will not apply.
In light of this announcement and the current cost of living crisis, we wanted to share again with you the criteria for free school meal eligibility.
Your child can qualify for free school meals if you receive:
•     Universal Credit (and your net combined household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax)
•     Income Support, Pension Guarantee Credit, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance.
•     Income-related Employment Support Allowance
•     Child Tax Credit Only (With No Working Tax Credit) and your Annual Taxable Income does not exceed £16,190.
If you need any help with your application, please contact Mrs Milner who will be happy to assist you with your queries.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Kind regards,
James Clay

Head Teacher 



Catering Leeds


Manston Primary is a Healthy School.  All our food is locally sourced and freshly prepared on site each day, by our dedicated team in the school kitchen.  Children can choose their own meal each day, from a menu that is rotated on a three weekly basis.  Our current menu is attached above with vegetarian options available. If your child has any dietary requirements, please let us know as soon as possible.  We will try our best to accommodate them.  


Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2, are entitled to Universal Free School Meals (this is not the same as free school meals which are means tested).  

The cost per meal for children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 is £2.55 per day, £12.75 per week.  All lunches must be paid in advance of meals taken via your Arbor account.


Free School Meals


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:


  • Universal Credit (and your net combined household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax) 
  • Income Support, Pension Guarantee Credit, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance. 
  • Income-related Employment Support Allowance 
  • Child Tax Credit Only (With No Working Tax Credit) and your Annual Taxable Income does not exceed £16,190


If you feel you may qualify for free school meals, please contact the school office or visit the Leeds City Council website for more information:


Medical appointments


If your child has a medical appointment and will attend school after registration, please let the school office or class teacher know.  A meal can be ordered in advance if required.