Research has shown that productivity and attainment can be improved when children eat balanced meals. Here at Sale High school we encourage students to understand the importance of healthy and nutrious food to ensure they are able to achieve their potential.

Our school caterering is provide by Trafford Council Trafford’s Operational Services for Education (OSfE) take great pride in delivering professional, efficient, friendly, value for money but high quality food, using experienced staff, to meet the needs of all our students. What's on offer Payment via Parent Pay Via Cash Free School Meals


What's on offer

  • Our School Canteen is open before school,Breaktime & Lunch.
  • In the morning, the canteen provides a wide range of breakfast foods to start the day right. See the menu below for more details.
  • Students can pre order grab bags at breaktime. These are like packed lunches that include a sandwich,snack and drink and are ideal for students who wish to take part in extra curricular activites during lunch.


Example menu



On ordering food students simply pay by placing their finger on a scanner at the point of sale; a display will show the server the student’s name, tutor group and current cash balance held within the system.On request by a parent, an individual student limit can also be set to include a school dinner and break time snacks.

As standard, a daily spend limit of £4.00 will be set for all students and no food above that limit can be bought.


Parent Pay

ParentPay is an online payment system and is our preferred payment option for school meals. It is easy to use and gives you the freedom to make payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It also means that students don’t have to take responsibility for carrying money into school.

The minimum amount of money that can be credited to the account is £10 and the maximum amount is £150.

Please note that ParentPay can also be used for all other payments to the school such as school trips, music lessons etc.


Cash payments

Cash payments can be made into an automatic cash terminal located just outside the canteen which is set to accept:

 £2- £1 & (Including the new £1) - 50p - 20p - 10p coins


Free School Meals

Free School Meals are available to any full-time student who is still at school and eligible.

You can get Free School Meals for your child if you or your partner gets either:

  • Universal Credit.
  • 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 of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

If you think your child is eligible then you will need to fill out an application available on the link below or by calling 0161 912 3265.



Free School Meal Application