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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 or ID numbers 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 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.

Our offer

Price list

Menus – we operate a three-week cycle

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 informed choices about healthy eating.

Halal meals 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.



Meal times

Due to COVID-19, we have adapted our meal times. Breakfast will be available to students before the start of their school day, for any students who wish to join us. Students will then have a 15 minute break time (where they can purchase drinks and snacks) and a 20 minute lunch time. Each year group ‘bubble’ will have its own sitting, and the dining areas will be thoroughly cleaned between bubbles.


Any questions?

To get started with Parent Pay, contact reception to request your activation code (016 795 3005 or

Our Catering Manager, Ms A Stannard, is always happy to speak to you about our meals. You can contact her via academy reception 0161 795 3005 or