Hey with Zion CofE / Methodist Primary School

School Dinners

Weekly Menu

Our school dinner menu is on a 3 week rota . Please click on the list below to see our weekly school dinner menu:

Summer Menu 2024



Foundation Stage & KS1

All children in Foundation Stage and KS1 are provided with free milk and fruit each day.

Children are allowed to bring a drink of water in a clear bottle to drink during the day. Please do not send fruit juice/fizzy drinks.

School Dinners

Our kitchens provide a varied range of healthy food, cooked on the premises daily. The children have a choice of hot meals, salads/sandwiches and a choice of dessert. There are always vegetarian options available.

Children not requiring school meals may bring their own packed lunches which may be eaten in the dining hall. We strongly encourage parents to provide a healthy packed lunch e.g. fruit, sugar free drinks, cereals.



Change 4 Life

Take a look at the Change 4 Life website for ideas on how to improve your diet and lifestyle, and at a selection of quick and easy recipes for healthy lunches.

Change 4 Life – Eat Well


Healthy Recipe Downloads


 Chicken Balls or Pasta.docDownload
 Snail Sandwiches or Fruit and Peanut.docDownload
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Dinner Money

Dinner money is to be paid every Monday morning or the first day your child attends school if they are absent at the beginning of the week.

The price of school meals is £2.90 per day (£14.50 per week), if you wish you can pay half termly, in advance. The amount payable for each half term is on the school newsletter sent out just before we break for each holiday.

School dinner payments are to be made via the ParentMail app under 'Accounts'.  If you have any problems with the app and/or payments please pop to the office and we will be happy to help you.

We prefer children to only change from packed lunches to school dinners (or vice versa) at the beginning of a half term, but will allow changes at other times in exceptional circumstances. If your child does wish to change please notify the school office.

Free School Meals

Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment finishes or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week

Children who receive any of the qualifying benefits listed above in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals.

If you feel that you may be entitled to free school meals please contact:

Customer Services

Level 4, Civic Centre



Call: 0161 770 6688

Email: welfare.benefits@oldham.gov.uk


If your child is in KS1 (Years 1 & 2), and you think you would be entitled to free school meals under the above criteria, please apply even though your child is eligible for Universal Free School Meals. Schools receive additional funding for children entitled, and claiming, free school meals which has a significant impact on school budgets and therefore our ability to provide resources for your children.