The catering service at The Lowry Academy is provided by Chartwells.
Children and young people need the right balance of food and nutrients to grow and develop. A healthy nutritious lunch gives students the energy to concentrate in class and cope with the demands of the day. Chartwells provides a variety of healthy food at break time and lunch. These refreshment times also provide our students with the opportunity to develop social skills whilst enjoying eating with other students.
In December 2014, the Food Information Regulations 2013 came into effect which require all food businesses to provide customers with more information relating to the food served. A poster is displayed in the dining hall. It advises students with any questions relating to allergens to speak with the catering staff in the dining hall.
Our food options offer excellent value for money. A sample of the menus can be seen below. Please note that items available are subject to availability. Menu options may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Academy uses a biometric cashless catering system and students access their allocated accounts by using finger scan identification. Student accounts must be in credit to purchase food and/or drinks. Cash payments are not accepted.
Packed Lunches: Students are permitted to bring in their own packed lunch. Parents / carers are encouraged to provide packed lunches which have the right balance of food and nutrients and should not include crisps (or similar), chocolate bars (or similar), chocolate coated biscuits or sweets. Fizzy drinks are not permitted.
Free School Meals: Entitlement to Free School Meals (FSM) is subject to local authority approval (based on current legislation). The FSM allowance covers the cost of a standard meal and is only available at lunchtime. Additional funds should be added if your child wishes to purchase other items.
Further information, and how to apply, for Free School Meals can found on the City of Salford’s website (click here).
Registering for free school meals can help the Academy. If your child is eligible for free school meals, it's worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch. This is because schools receive a 'pupil premium' - an extra payment for each eligible child which they can spend on useful services.
Click here to view our lunch menu
We all live extremely busy lives and sometimes, getting the family ready for school and preparing a nutritious breakfast in the morning can be a struggle. All students are welcome to attend our free Breakfast Club. You do not need to book a place. Breakfast club is from 7.30am to 8.10am. The club ends at 8.15am.
In breakfast club, children are offered bagels with a selection of toppings, cereal and a selection of fruit. Whilst breakfast club is supervised by school staff, students are free to socialise with friends, play a selection of board games, complete homework or just relax before the day starts. If students prefer, they can come in and grab a bagel and then head back outside.