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Greenshaw High School


The latest menus can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Greenshaw provides an excellent cafeteria service with a wide choice of healthy foods and drinks. A main meal costs £2.20.

If a student has a special dietary requirement on medical grounds, the school should be informed in writing so that any necessary arrangements can be made.

The cafeterias are open before school for breakfast, at break time, lunch time and after school until 4.00pm from Monday to Friday.

Students living close to the school with a parent at home to receive them may request home lunches. No students, apart from those who have a lunch pass, are free to leave the school premises during the lunch period. Applications for students to do so on a particular day must be made by parents in writing.

ParentPay cashless system

The school operates a cashless catering system. For security reasons, the daily spending limit for all students is set at £6.00. This can be increased if requested. Each student has their own account and money can be added by logging onto the school website and making a payment online using a credit or debit card.

We have introduced a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips, after school clubs and much more online, using a secure service called ParentPay

ParentPay went live at Greenshaw High School in July 2019; we are working towards no longer accepting cash and cheque payments, making the school a cash-free environment. Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.

Unique ParentPay account activation details have been communicated to parents/carers. If you have any queries about ParentPay, please contact:

Further information regarding ParentPay is available for download below.

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Free school meals

The free school meal entitlement is £2.60. It is credited to the student’s lunch account on a daily basis. This amount can only be spent on that day at lunch time, it is not available for break. (NB. Any unspent allowance will not be transferred to the following day). More money can be added to the student’s account by the method mentioned above.

Healthy eating

At Greenshaw, our main aims are to embed healthier eating habits and encourage more social interaction between students at mealtimes. To support these aims, we encourage students to make healthier meal choices and to sit and eat their meals with their peers. All food is freshly baked or steamed, we no longer fry any of our food. We have also installed additional water coolers. This will encourage all students to bring reusable water bottles and fill them during break times so that they keep well hydrated throughout the day.

We have a split lunchtime, with Years 7 and 8 on the first sitting and Years 9, 10 and 11 on the second. All of our Year 7 and Year 8 students sit down to eat their lunch together. All three of our dining spaces are freshly decorated and offer an inspirational space for students to eat and socialise in.

Parents/carers can view the meal choices that students have made through their ParentPay account, allowing them to have a conversation regarding their choices. With guidance from home and at school, we hope to improve the way students are eating and the habits they form.