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.
If your child is registered for free school meals their account will automatically topped up.
Parents and carers are asked to use Parent Pay www.parentpay.com 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.
A full price list is published on our website. A meal deal (including any main meal, any dessert and a drink) costs £2.40.
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 Dining Hall. 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.
A free breakfast is available to all from 7:30am – 8:15am, including fruit juice, toast and crumpets.
Students have a 15 minute break in the morning, where they can purchase snacks and drinks. Not all students have break together; we have a break time sitting at 10:00am and a second sitting at 11:00am. The first sitting is for students who have their second lesson in our 2010 building. The second sitting is for students who have their second lesson in our 2018 building. This means that students may have a different break time each day.
Lunch is 30 minutes. Not all students have lunch together; we have a break time sitting at 12:15pm and a second sitting at 1:15pm. The first sitting is for students who have their fourth lesson in our 2010 building. The second sitting is for students who have their fourth lesson in our 2018 building. This means that students may have a different lunch time each day.
To get started with Parent Pay, contact reception to request your activation code (016 795 3005 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 email@example.com.