School Meals

Manor Academy

Manor Academy School Meals


The Education Catering service provides a quality, value for money nutritionally balanced mid-day meal. The menus are constantly reviewed and refreshed. The aim is to maximise school meal uptake, promote healthy eating and provide a pleasant dining experience.

The menus are rotated on a 3 weekly basis;

Free School Meals based on low income

Why you should apply

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.  This funding is given to Pictor School based on how many of our parents are claiming the free school meal allowance that they are entitled to.

During the 2013/14 financial year, the government gave schools an additional £953 for every primary school child registered for free school meals (or who had been registered at any time during the last 6 years).  For 2014/15, the funding is £1,300 per child.

Please note that no-one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

** You should apply for Free School Meals if you are eligible EVEN IF your child is entitled to Universal School Meals (because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2) and EVEN IF you want your child to continue taking a packed lunch, to enable Pictor School to receive Pupil Premium funding. **

How to apply

You can apply online at:

Our parent liaison officer, Ali Tyrer, will be able to help you with any aspect of applying for Free School Meals.

She is contactable through School or on 07967 621956.

Do you qualify?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

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 ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Manor Academy

Manor Academy is an 11-19 provision for children who have a range of learning difficulties and additional needs. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment to parents, carers and their families. Our highly skilled staff look to celebrate all the achievements of our pupils.

Our Vision

We want our children and young people to be the best they can be within an environment which challenges and supports. We focus upon academic standards but equally important to us is the development of independence skills to enable all to achieve and stand out as valued member of their communities.

The Sovereign Trust

The Sovereign Trust are a family of schools who believe that by learning and growing together can inspire children to achieve their highest personal achievements at the same time as enjoying individualised, innovative and creative teaching and learning.