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Bolton St Catherine's Academy

Bolton St Catherine's Academy

School Lunch

Food provided throughout the day in the Academy meets the Governments nutritional guidelines and within the curriculum all young people learn about balanced nutrition and techniques and methods to produce healthy meals.

Menus change every half term and are sent home for parents/carers to read. Click here is an example menu: 

Primary Example Menu

We do not provide -

  • drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals or vending machines
  • more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week

This is all part of our health promotion as well as recognising that ‘good nutrition helps learning’.


Allergy Information

If you know of any specific ingredients and products that may cause your child to have allergenic reactions, please inform the catering team who will advise them of product content and specific allergens with our dishes.

Universal free school meals

Every child in reception, year one and year two can get a universal free school meal. 

Free School Meals

Bolton Council has a duty to provide free schools meals, which comply with national nutritional standards, to eligible students. The Council also has a scheme to help families buy essential school clothing.

You can get free school meals and school clothing allowance if your child attends a local authority maintained school (not private) and you receive one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker's Allowance Income based
  • Employment Support Allowance Income related
  • Support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - as long as your letter shows you have an income of less than £16,190 and do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - your earned income must be less than £7,400 a year

If your child gets free school meals they may continue until March 2023.

To apply, click here -

Information from Bolton Council website (18/10/22)