Bowker Vale Primary School

Aiming High; Showing Integrity {{Being Respectful, Honest, Fair and Proud}}

Middleton Road,
Higher Crumpsall,
Manchester, M8 4NB

0161 740 5993

  2. School Meals

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We have a school kitchen where meals are prepared and cooked for the children (and many staff!).  Lunchtime Organisers support the children at lunchtimes.  They also work alongside the class teachers to promote personal and social activities in the classroom. If your child has any special dietary needs we will be able to accommodate these.


From September 2021, our school kitchen is run by Mellors Catering Service. Mellors Catering Services are an award-winning family business, established back in 1840 as a local bakery, and is now the first choice contract caterer in the north for staff restaurants, schools and colleges. Please click here to read more about Mellors Catering Services.


Click here to take a look at our delicious new menu.


If your child has any dietary requirements we will be able to accommodate these. Please click here to read the Mellors Allergen Pack. If your child does have any dietary requirements there is a form you will need to complete which is included in the Allergen Pack and you will also need to come and speak to the school office.


We are a ‘Healthy School’ and therefore offer a choice of healthy dishes. Some children however may wish to bring a healthy packed lunch; sweets and fizzy drinks are not permitted.


Nuts in School
Please note we have a number of children with nut allergies in school.
Because of this we operate a 'no nuts lunch time'. Our school kitchen is a nut free zone and we respectfully inform parents and carers that no nut products must come into school in a packed lunch. This includes products such as nut cereal bars, peanut butter and nutella spread.



  • School Meals must be paid for on a weekly basis. School Meals currently cost £11 per week(£2.20 a day) and are to paid for online at Please contact the school office if you require an online access letter.  
  • If you request to change from School Meals to Packed Lunch or vice versa you will need to complete the online form available on ParentApps. If you are unable to access the form, please contact the school office who will be more than happy help. Please note to change meal preferences, it is one week's notice (for example, if you submit the form on a Monday, your child would be able to change the following Monday).  
  • Reception to Year 2 are currently entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal.  You must still let us know if you are entitled to a Free School Meal, this directly contributes to our Pupil Premium.