Lunches and payments

Lunches and payments

Here at Co-op Academy Manchester, we pride ourselves in serving the best meals possible to our students, offering them the best value for money around.


How to pay

When buying their lunches, students use their fingerprints to manage their accounts. This means they don’t need to carry money around with them.

Parents and carers are asked to use Parent Pay to top up their child’s lunch account. Parent Pay also lets you monitor what your child is spending their money on. As well as the website, there is an option to top up at local Pay Point shops.

If your child is entitled to free school meals their account will automatically topped up.



A full price list is published on our website. A meal deal (including any main meal, any dessert and a drink) costs £2.40.

Price list


Every day we offer:

  • a selection of hot meals. The menu changes each day
  • a selection of fresh sandwiches and salads
  • marinated halal chicken wraps
  • pasta with a selection of hot sauces
  • fresh fruit
  • a wide range of healthy drinks

All our meals are nutritionally analysed and we display the calorie content of each meal on our menus, to help our students make an informed choices about healthy eating.

Halal meals and hot halal chicken wraps are also available in the Servery.  These are cooked separately to avoid contamination and are clearly labelled on the menu.

A vegetarian main meal and a vegetarian pasta choice are available every day, as well as a selection of vegetarian sandwiches.

Our lunch menu


Meal times

A free breakfast is available to all between 7.45am and 8.20am, including fruit juice, toast and crumpets

Students have a 15 minute break between 10.15am and 11.00am where they can purchase snacks and drinks

Lunch is 30 minutes and takes place between midday and 1.30pm


Any questions?

Our Catering Manager, Ms A Stannard, is always happy to speak to you about our meals. You can contact her via academy reception 016 795 3005 or