School Meals

Our school meals are served in a three week cycle to give our students a varied menu. Please see the menu calendar below to find out the dates the menu coincides with.

At St Joseph’s our meals are provided by Citywide Services who prepare a balanced lunch fresh on our school premises.

CityWide

Citywide is the council’s catering service. They provide school meals to most of Salford’s schools.

Eating well is important for children’s health. A balanced lunch will help a child concentrate better during lessons.

Citywide only use high quality ingredients. They carefully select suppliers and use British sourced products and free range eggs. They also offer salad bars.

Menus are constantly updated and the food is freshly prepared, following catering guidelines.

Paying For School Meals

Each school meal costs £2.10 which is paid inadvance using our payment provider ParentPay. Click on the button below for more information about ParentPay.

Free School Meals And Universal Free School Meals

All children in Reception, Year One and Year Two are entitled to a universal free school meal. You may also qualify for free school meals if you have a qualifying benefit. We recomend that all parents who think they may qualify apply for free school meals even if they’re not going to have the school lunch or already qualify for universal meals. This is because schools receive a ‘pupil premium’ – an extra payment for each eligible child which they can spend on useful services. 

For more information about free school meals and how to apply please click the link below.

Our School Meals Menu is on a three week rota which ensures the children have a varied diet throughout the year. Below you will find our three menus and a list of dates so that you know which week is which menu.

Menu Week 1
Meal ChoiceMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Main MealItalian style Pasta served with Sausages & Roasted Vegetables in a rich Tomato Sauce & Garlic BreadTurkey Burger in a Bun with oven baked seasonal Jacket Wedges and rainbow saladRed Tractor sliced Turkey served with homemade Roasted Potatoes, Grean Beans and GravyChicken Biryani served with refreshing Cucumber, tomato and Red onion SalsaBird’s Eye Fish Fingers served with creamy mashed Potatoes and Garden Peas
Main Meal (non meat) ChoiceHomemade Cheese Quiche served with Garlic and Herb new Potatoes and Baked BeansHomemade Lasagne and rainbow saladHomemade Mexican three Bean Chilli served with Rice and wholemeal Pitta BreadFreshly made cheese pizza served with oven baked French fries and sweetcornSausage served with creamy mashed Potatoes and Garden Peas
Cold ChoiceFreshly made wholemeal Sandwiches served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of FruitFreshly made wraps served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of FruitFreshly made Barm cake served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of FruitFreshly made wholemeal Sandwiches served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of FruitFreshly made finger roll served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of Fruit
Jacket PotatoBaked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)
PuddingHomemade Banana Muffin with a Buttercream SwirlHomemade Shorbread BiscuitsHomemade Bakewell TartFruit Jelly topped with Whipped CreamHomemade Chocolate and Mandarin Sponge served with a Chocolate Custard
PuddingSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and Crackers
Menu Week 2
Meal ChoiceMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Main MealItalian style Lamb Bolognese served with Spaghetti and a freshly prepared slice of Garlic BreadTraditional Cottage Pie served with fresh Broccoli Florets and rich GravyPork Sausages served with Garlic and Herb Potatoes and Seasonal VegetablesChicken Fillet served with oven baked Herby Diced Potatoes and baked BeansTempura battered Fish Fillet served with oven baked chipped Potatoes and Mushy Peas
Main Meal (non meat) ChoiceAromatic Chickpea and Lentil Dahl served with Rice and freshly prepared slice of Garlic BreadPizza style Cheddar Cheese Panini served with seasoned Jacket Wedges and SweetcornMexican style Vegetable Enchiladas served with Garlic and Herb Potatoes and a refreshing Tomato SalsaCrispy Quorn Nuggets served with oven baked Herby Diced Potatoes and baked BeansCrispy crumbed vegetable Burger served with oven bake chipped Potatoes and Mushy Peas
Cold ChoiceFreshly made wholemeal Sandwiches served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruitFreshly made Finger Roll served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruitFreshly made wholemeal Sandwiches served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruitFreshly made Wraps served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruitFreshly made barm cakes served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruit
Jacket PotatoBaked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)
PuddingHomemade crunchy Ginger BiscuitHomemade creamy Rice Pudding served with JamFreshly made Iced Lemon Drizzle CakeHomemade Chocolate Shortbread BiscuitCarrot Cake muffin topped with a buttercream swirl
PuddingSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and Crackers
Menu Week 3
Meal ChoiceMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Main MealOven baked Gammon Fillet served with chunky chipped Potatoes, garden Peas and GravyTraditional Potato and Minced Lamb topped with shortcrust Pastry served with whole baby Carrots and GravyChicken in a creamy Korma sauce served with boiled White Rice and refreshing Cucumber SaladPork Sausage wit a Yorkshire pudding, served with boiled Potatoes, freshly shredded Cabbage and GravyHarry Ramsden's Salmon Fillet served with oven baked seasoned Jacket Wedges and baked Beans
Main Meal (non meat) ChoiceHomemade Cheese and Tomato Pizza served with chunky chipped Potatoes and garden PeasAll-day brunch (Sausage, mini-omelette, Has Brown and baked BeansTex-Mex vegetables Fajitas served with spicy diced Potatoes and refreshing Cucumber SaladHomemade Italian style vegetable Pasta Bake served with a slice of freshly baked Crusty BreadFreshly baked Sausage Roll served with oven baked seasonal Jacket Wedges and baked Beans
Cold ChoiceFreshly made wraps served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruitFreshly made wholemeal Sandwiches served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruitFreshly made barm cake served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruitFreshly made Wraps served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruitFreshly made wholemeal Sandwiches served with a mixed Salad and 1/2 piece of fruit
Jacket PotatoBaked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)Baked Beans, Tuna Mayonnaise, Homemade Coleslaw or Cheddar Cheese (3 available daily)
PuddingHomemade Apple SliceHomemade Chocolate and Mandarin MousseHomemade golden oaty BiscuitHomemade Vanilla and Chocolate marble Cake and Vanilla CustardHomemade fruit Flapjack
PuddingSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and Crackers
Menu Dates
Menu 1Menu 2Menu 3
29th November6th December13th December
20th December3rd January
10th January17th January24th January
31st January7th February14th February
28th February7th March
14th March21st March28th March
4th April11th April
25th April2nd May9th May
16th May23rd May
13th June20th June
27th June4th July11th July
18th July