Crossgates Primary School

Kiln Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 3HB
Contact: Mrs. J. Norton - Headteacher
Mrs. J. Binns - Business Manager
Mrs. L. McGuigan - School Adminstrator/Clerk to Governors
Mrs. E. McMahon - Deputy Head/ SEND Co-Ordinator

01706 654573

If you would like a paper copy of any of the documents on the site, please contact the school office.

School Meals

All meals are cooked fresh each day, using the best ingredients and freshest produce.  Portion sizes will be appropriate to each child’s age/size.  We have used the feedback from the children and come up with new menus which will run on a four week rota.  We will from time to time have ‘Special Days’ and eventually hope to introduce a homemade soup and roll option, Panini and toasted sandwich days – we will let you know about these via the weekly newsletter.

Our menus will be reviewed regularly and hopefully with feedback from the children, we can establish healthy, tasty meal options that the children will enjoy eating.  Please encourage your child to let us know if there is something they have loved or something they disliked.

Online Payments

Parents now have the facility to make payments for school meals and expenses such as trips, online with your debit or credit card. However, at the moment we will only be using the system for the payment of Dinner Monies.

To log into SchoolMoney, visit the website and click on the sign in button in the top right hand corner. In the drop down, select the SchoolMoney Parent Login option and this will send you through to a page where you need to enter your mobile number, email address, the password we have sent to you, and your child’s first name. If for any reason you are struggling to log in, it may be because you have not provided us with the correct contact details. Please let us know immediately if either your mobile number or email address changes.


Meals at Crossgates 

At lunch-time, children have three options:-  

1. Home for lunch

Parents should remember that our lunchtime supervisors are not there to supervise children who go home for lunch. When returning from home children should arrive at school just before the start of the afternoon session.

2. School Meals

Children have a choice of main courses including a “butty box” type option including a sandwich and salad bar and a choice of sweets, including fruit.  All our menu's are in line with National Food standards for schools.



All meals will be cooked fresh each day, using the best ingredients and freshest produce.  Portion sizes are appropriate to each child’s age/size.  We will have a homemade soup and roll option, Panini and toasted sandwich days and from time to time, ‘Special Themed Days’.  We will be continuing to hold ‘family lunch’ days when you can come along and try our menus with your child. 


We like children who are having school meals to stay for a complete week.  

From September 2018 school meals will cost £2.15 per day - £10.75 per week. Children are served water or juice with their meal.


Universal Free School Meals

All Reception, Year 1 and 2 children will qualify for Free School Meals.  However, if your child is currently in receipt of Free School Meals, you must renew your application as normal ready for September; all other children will qualify automatically.

Our menus run on a four week cycle and the dates for each menu are detailed below:

Weeks commencing:

Week 5 menus - week beginning Week 6 menus - week beginning Week 7 menus - week beginning Week 8 menus - week beginning
Tuesday, 30th October  5th November  12th November  19th November
26th November  3rd December 10th December 17th December 
Thursday 3rd January 2019 7th January 2019 14th January 2019  21st January 2019
28th January 2019 4th February 2019 11th February 2019 * 25th February 2019
4th March 2019 11th March 2019 18th March 2019 25th March 2019
20191st April



 Please click on the links below to view the menus:

Menu Week 5.docx

Menu Week 6.docx

Menu Week 7.docx

Menu Week 8.docx




* Change of Menu

On Thursday, 14th February (week 7)  the menu has changed to Beefburger, Cheeseburger, Pizza or Jacket instead of a roast dinner.  



 3. Healthy Packed Lunch - from home

Please use plastic containers (not bottles). We prefer children to drink from a cup or through a straw (not straight from a bottle). Please ensure packed lunches are healthy. Fizzy drinks and sweets are not allowed in school. A small chocolate bar is appropriate for lunchtime.
If your child stays at school for a school meal or a packed lunch then she/he will dine in the school hall with other children from the class and with children from three other classes. Children sit a table with their friends, including children who may be older and younger. Children chat, find out about each other and learn to care for each other.
The children are supervised by lunchtime supervisors and teachers.

4. Refreshments/Snacks

Milk and fruit is available to our youngest children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) free of charge. We encourage all children to bring fruit to school for a snack during the day.



Family Lunches




Thursday, 10th January            Owls 1     Menu Week 6
Thursday, 17th  January      Owls 2   Menu Week 7 
Thursday, 24th  January   Eagles                Menu Week 8
Thursday, 31st  January   Falcons              Menu Week 5   
Thursday, 7th  February      Kestrels             Menu Week 6
Thursday, 14th February   Goldfinch    Menu Week 7 *
Thursday, 28th February     Rosefinch     Menu Week 8
Thursday, 7th March     Greenfinch   Menu Week 5
Thursday, 14th March    Sparrows        Menu Week 6
Thursday, 21st March   Wrens   Menu Week 7
Thursday, 28th March   Robins    Menu Week 8


Adult places must be booked no later than the day before and menu choices made - this is to ensure the kitchen have enough meals prepared on the day.


Please see the Family Lunch page under Events for more information.