The Price of a school meal is £2.30 per day and payment for the week should be made on Monday.
The school uses 'School Money' to collect payment- please use this link eduspot - to enable parents to pay for meals online. If you have any problems using this site, please contact the school office staff.
We are fortunate at St Edward’s to be able to offer midday meals cooked on the premises by our cook Mrs Brown. These meals are of a high standard and wide variety.
School meals provided by the Education Catering Service have been given the following awards:
- The Soil Association's Food for Life - an independent guarantee that what's on your menu is freshly prepared, free from undesirable additives and better for animal welfare.
- The MSC Chain of Custody standard - acknowledges that fish is only purchased from suppliers who support and source from sustainable fish stocks.
- The Good Egg Awards - celebrating companies who are showing leadership by sourcing or switching to cage-free eggs (barn, free-range or organic eggs).
- The Red Tractor Award - certifies the traceability of food from the farm to the plate.
All school meals comply with government standards developed by the School Food Trust.
Currently, all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England will be eligible for free school meals.
Please inform your school if you do not wish to receive this offer, otherwise your child will automatically be opted in to the free school meal.
A midday meal is provided in all schools for any pupil who wants one.
Free school meals are available to children whose families are eligible
Free School Meals
Parents who feel they are entitled to Free School Meals please use the following link - Oldham Council Free School Meals for further information.
If your child is eligible for ‘free school meals’ and you register them for this, the school will receive extra funding called ‘pupil premium’. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at the school.
Although most children have school meals, sandwiches may be brought on request. If your child does bring a packed lunch could you ensure that it is in a sealed, plastic container with the child's name clearly marked. No hot drinks are permitted for safety reasons. Drinks should be in unbreakable containers. We are a healthy eating school therefore sweets and chocolates are not allowed.
If you wish your child to change from school dinners to packed lunches, a letter giving two weeks notice should be sent to the school office.
Milk and Fruit Scheme
Milk is available daily for foundation stage and Key stage one children free of charge. Please let us know if your child will not require it. At present all children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 receive a piece of fruit on a daily basis. This is part of the National Fruit Scheme and is free of charge.
At break times we encourage children to bring in a healthy snack. We also sell fruit for 20p to Key stage two children.