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 MealHomemade Pasta Bolognaise served with a Garlic Bread SliceFish Cake served with French Fries, Sweetcorn and Tomato KetchupHomemade Meat and Potato Pie topped with Shortcrust Pastry served with Green Beans and GravyRed Tractor Chicken Fillet served with Homemade Roast Potatoes, Freshly Mashed Carrot & Swede and GravyBird’s Eye Fish Fingers served with Herby Diced Potatoes and Baked Beans
Main Meal (non meat) ChoiceVegetarian Hotpot served with Crusty BreadCheese and Tomato Pizza served with French Fries, Sweetcorn and Tomato KetchupMixed Bean Chilli served with Boiled Rice and Homemade Dough BallsHomemade Burrito’s served with Carrot and Cucumber BatonsDiced Quorn and Vegetable Bake served with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Cold ChoiceA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad bar
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)
PuddingIce Cream TubHomemade Apple Sponge served with CustardSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersHomemade Shortbread BiscuitHomemade Chocolate and Orange Muffin
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 MealPork Sausages served with Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Farmhouse Vegetables and GravyGammon Fillet served with Homemade Roast Potatoes, Fresh Shredded Cabbage and GravyMarinated Chicken Fillet served in a Burger Bun with Seasoned Jacket Wedges and Freshly Chopped Garden SaladDiced Chicken in a Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce served with Egg NoodlesHarry Ramsden’s Salmon Fillet served with Oven Baked Chunky Chipped Potatoes and Baked Beans
Main Meal (non meat) ChoiceQuorn Biryani served with Freshly Baked Naan BreadBrunch (Vegetarian Sausage, Mini Omelette, Hash Brown and Baked Beans0Homemade Vegetarian Lasagne served with Freshly Chopped Garden SaladCheese and Tomato Pizza served with Herby Diced Potatoes, Garden Peas and Tomato KetchupVegetarian Sausage Roll served with Oven Baked Chunky Chipped Potatoes and Baked Beans
Cold ChoiceA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad bar
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 Shortbread BiscuitHomemade Iced Lemon CupcakeSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersHomemade Fruit Crumble served with CustardFruit Jelly
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 MealDiced Ham and Cheese Linguine served with Freshly Baked Tomato BreadRoast Turkey served with Boiled New Potatoes, Baby Carrots and GravyDiced Chicken in a Creamy Curry Sauce served with Boiled Rice and Freshly Baked Naan BreadTurkey Meatballs in a Homemade Tomato and Basil Sauce served with Pasta and Freshly Baked Garlic Bread Vinegar Infused Tempura Battered Fish Fillet served with Creamy Mashed Potato and Baked Beans
Main Meal (non meat) ChoiceVegetarian Cottage Pie served with Fresh Broccoli Florets and GravyVegetarian Sausages served with Boiled New Potatoes, Baby Carrots and GravyCheese & Tomato Panini served with Seasoned Jacket Wedges and Homemade Tomato SalsaHomemade Cheeese Quiche served with oven Baked Chunky Chipped potatoes and Fresh Garden SaladCrispy Golden Vegetable Nuggets served with Creamy Mashed Potato and Baked Beans
Cold ChoiceA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad barA selection of freshly made sandwiches/wraps served with choice from the salad bar
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)
PuddingArctic RollHomemade Shortbread BiscuitSelection or Fresh Fruits/Yoghurt/Cheese and CrackersHomemade Banana Sponge served with CustardHomemade Carrot Cake
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
7th September
14th September21st September28th September
5th October12th October19th October
2nd November9th November
16th November23rd November30th November
7th December14th December
4th January11th January
18th January25th January1st February
8th February22nd February
1st March8th March15th March
22nd March29th March
12th April19th April26th April
3rd May10th May17th May
24th May
14th June21st June28th June
6th July6th July19th July