Lunchtimes

 School Meals

School meals are available at the cost of £2.15 each day, which should be paid each Monday in advance.

Payment can either be in cash or by cheque to: WIGAN MBC WORSLEY MESNES PRIMARY SCHOOL

 All our meals are cooked on the premises; they are very good quality, meet the Healthy School standards required and provide excellent value for money. Children have the choice of three main courses (including a vegetarian option) and three choices of dessert (including fresh fruit). A selection of breads and fresh salad and vegetables are available daily. Regular theme days are held giving children the opportunity to sample a school meal.

Special diets can be catered for by prior arrangement. 

Parents please note : Some products produced in the school kitchen may contain traces of allergens such as nuts or milk. If your child suffers from allergies or has any specific dietary requirement please ask a member of the kitchen staff. For more information please click here and here

Your child may be entitled to free school meals depending on your circumstances.

If you think you may be entitled you need to make an application to the Benefits Office or via the local Area Housing Office. If you are in any doubt about this, contact School or the Local Authority at:-

Progress House,Westwood Park Drive, Wigan WN3 4HH. Tel:- 01942 486123

Please ensure that school is notified as soon as you receive written approval.

Please visit the MetroFresh website for further information on school meals. 

 Packed Lunches

 If they prefer, children may bring a packed lunch. There are children and adults in our school who have a nut allergy. As these type of allergies are very serious, school is now anut and kiwi fruit-free zone”, which means no obvious nut products such as peanut butter in packed lunches. Children wishing to change from sandwiches to dinners and vice versa must do so at the end of the half term.

 During the lunch break children are in the care of our Lunchtime Organisers. They are trained in the care of young children and are in place of the teaching staff. 

Children are expected to be respectful and polite to them at all times. 

On April 1st 2011, headteachers were given direct responsibility for managing school meal payments and arrears. Where debts are incurred, the school budget has to pay for them; this means that money that should be spent on the children’s education is used to pay for debts incurred by parents.

We have developed a School Meals Debt policy to help parents manage school dinner money better and, at the same time, ensure that our available budget is used to enhance your children’s learning. Please support us with this.

You can view our  School Meals Debt Policy here.