School meals serves 96 primary and special schools in Bolton and approximately 15,000 meals per day. 2% of our primary meals are served in the traditional style of “Family Service”, here children dine in small groups and are served by monitors with a set meal.
Other primaries enjoy a cafeteria style service which offers a choice of main courses, vegetables, salads and desserts. 15% of schools also offer a halal meat option.
The menus are designed to be tempting and healthy and offer choice for vegetarians with some special diets available.
You can get free school meals and school clothing allowance if the school is maintained by the council and you receive one of the following:
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in a council maintained school are eligible to have a free school meal. This is is called a Universal Free School Meal.