School Meals

Totally Local Company provide a school meal service to our children, which means that your child needs to order the meal of their choice  in advance from the menu provided. Parents can pre-order their child’s meals at home via the SchoolMoney system. From Reception to Year 2 school meals are free, however, you still need to choose what your child would like. 

The latest you can book a school meal is the night before. However, we recommend you book at least a week in advance to avoid disappointment, as school meals can no longer be ordered on the day.

School meals currently cost £2.65 per day.

If you require a School Money login, or if you have any questions regarding school meals, please contact the the office staff on 0161 480 5557, and they will be more than happy to help.

Food Allergies:
Please inform school if your child has any allergies.

Food Allergy Poster:

Free school meals eligibility

After Year 2, Free School Meals are still available depending on your individual circumstances. Stockport council’s website explains that if you claim any of the following then you should qualify:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit (provided your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax and not
    including any benefits you get)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual
    gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

If you are not sure then you can apply at

They will check your National Insurance details to check if you qualify and simply reply yes or no.

Free School Meals could save you up to £400 per year for each child. By applying for Free School Meals you could also trigger additional resources for your children’s school through the Pupil Premium grant. For every child registered, and entitled, the school gets £900 to help children from lower income families.

If you qualify but do not want your child to have the school meals, they can continue as normal and the school will still receive the additional funding once you are registered.

Additional information
  • If you are making a claim for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support then you don’t need to make a separate claim for Free School Meals. You can request Free School Meals on the same form and we will assess your entitlement at the same time.
  • You can apply for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support from the Benefits homepage.
  • If you do not need to claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support and only want to claim Free School Meals then you should fill in an online claim form.
  • You should also make a claim online if you are already receiving Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support and one of your children starts full-time nursery or school maintained by the Local Authority.
  • Once you have completed the online form and submitted it, it will be sent straight to the Free School Meals Team to be processed.
    You do not have to send in proof of your qualifying income as we will verify your claim with the Department for Work and Pensions.
Please note
  • If your child is not attending a Stockport school, you must make your claim for Free School Meals with the Authority who is educating your child.
  • Schools cannot provide free meals to children until it has been authorised by the Council.