School Lunches and Snacks


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We actively encourage the children to lead a healthy life and promote healthy eating, good hygiene and a positive approach to taking responsibility for caring for their bodies throughout all aspects of their learning.

All children are encouraged to bring in their own plastic bottle filled with water each day. These stay in their classroom so that they can remain hydrated throughout the day. They can refill their water bottles throughout the day.

It is our policy to encourage children to eat a healthy diet. All Reception and Infant children are given a piece of fruit and reception children receive milk every day. Children may bring their own healthy snack from home.


Many of our children have a school lunch which is freshly cooked on the premises daily.  Children can choose to buy a hot school meal or have a sandwich in the warmer months. These cost £2.60 per day and both represent excellent value for money. Please pay in advance for meals on School Gateway.

Nut Allergies – We have a number of children with severe nut and sesame allergies. Please ensure all packed lunches and snacks are nut and sesame free.

Packed lunches may be brought to school if preferred. These should be in a clearly named container.  Glass bottles and containers should not be brought in.  Children must also bring any necessary cutlery.  A healthy packed lunch is encouraged to provide a balanced diet. 

Free School Meals

All Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a free school meal under a Government scheme called Universal Infant Free School Meals

You can claim free school meals for each of your children that attend school in Cheshire East if you are eligible from the guidance below.. We suggest you do make a claim for free school meals even if your child is in key stage 1 as this will enable us to claim additional funding (pupil premium) for new equipment and resources.
You can also apply for nursery-age children if they attend before and after lunch sessions.

You can claim free school meals for each child who attends school in Cheshire East if you receive one of these benefits:

  • Universal Credit with no earned income or with net monthly earnings less than £616.67
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit  - as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

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Manor Park School & Nursery
Manor Park North,
Knutsford, WA16 8DB
Mr S Cotterill | Head Teacher 01625 568837