Springwood Primary School
Barton Road, Swinton
Manchester, M27 5LP
Tel: 0161 778 0022

Springwood Primary School
Craig Hall

Preston Avenue, Irlam
Manchester, M44 5XB
Tel: 0161 921 2170

Meals Menu and Free School Meals

School Dinner Information

Want to know what’s for lunch?

At our Craig Hall school site the school dinners are provided by Salford Citywide. Children in Reception class, year 1 and year 2 are eligible for a universal free school meal. Children in Nursery do have to pay unless they are entitled to an Early Years Free School Meal due to their economic circumstance.

At our Swinton school site school dinners are provided by a company called Aspens.  School dinners are priced at £2 a day / £10 a week, this cost can be paid weekly, termly or yearly.  At present we are trying to limit the amount of cash or cheques that come into school therefore we recommend that school dinners are paid for using our online payment system – SIMS Pay or alternatively you can ask the school office to provide you with a Pay Point Card to allow you to pay cash or cheque at your local store/ post office.

For more information on how to register to use this services please click here.

If you require a school dinner forecast amount please contact the school office.

Please download the school menu from below to see whats for lunch today!

Thank you


Eligible for Free School Meals

To apply for Free School Meals, ring 0161 793 2500 – opt 2, then opt. 

You can fill in the Free School Meals form on ParentApp or also apply online via the following web page:

Free school meals are provided if a parent or guardian receives:

  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190.00)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.


Universal credit

Children, who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Please be aware that FSM claims can only be processed over the phone if you have a “live” Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction claim in payment that confirms you are claiming one of the benefits or incomes listed above.

If you are an asylum seeker, supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, you will need to either apply online, or make an in person application, but please ensure that you can provide documentary evidence to support your claim that includes your Border Agency or NASS reference number.

NB: If we cannot confirm your entitlement to Free School Meals if you apply on-line or when you phone, you will need to make an in person application by visiting one of our Advice Sessions, details of which are available:

If you qualify for free school meals but your child has a packed lunch or is fed by alternative means your child can benefit financially whilst in school by you still claiming.

If you need any further advice, support or information please contact Megan on 0161 778 0022 or megan.wright@salford.gov.uk.