We take great pride in the food we serve in our academy, healthy eating and healthy living are very important to us.

All our food is cooked on the premises and many ingredients are sourced from local suppliers. We offer a wide selection of balanced and nutritious, hot and cold foods starting with breakfast through to break time and lunchtime services.

Free Breakfast Club: 7:30am-8:30am
Morning Break:  10:40am-10:55am
Lunch:  12:55pm-1:30pm

FREE Breakfast Club

We are proud to offer a FREE healthy school breakfast to all our students from Monday to Friday in our Main Canteen from 7:30am-8:30am, setting them up for the day of learning ahead. Students are able to choose from a range of  cereals, bagels and porridge along with a range of hot and cold drinks. Funding for free breakfasts is provided by the government’s National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is delivered in association with the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.

Students may also bring their own packed lunch to school and a section of the dining room is set aside for their use.


Our lunches are served on a two-week rotating menu with multiple choices including paninis and sandwiches, soups, pasta dishes, jacket potatoes and a variety of hot main courses, desserts and drinks.

The links below will take you to our main menus for each week:

Students may also bring their own packed lunch to school.

Cashless Catering

Our academy operates a ‘Cashless Catering System’ where each student is issued with a personal PIN Number which they use to purchase any food or drink in school at breakfast, break and lunchtimes (food cannot be purchased in our canteens/food huts with cash).

This personal account for your child is linked to our online payment system, Scopay so you are able to credit their account with money, ready for them to make purchases. Prior to joining our academy you will be given the access code and on your child’s first day the PIN code is already associated with the account.

Halal Food

We have a large range of Halal foods available at Co-op Academy Swinton, please see our full list below:

Main Daily Lunch Option : Our Halal hot option is clearly displayed at the counter in the main canteen

Various cold sandwiches available daily: Cheddar Cheese & Tomato on white, Egg Mayonnaise & Cress on wholemeal, Tuna Mayonnaise on white, Chicken Tikka Mayonnaise on white and Chicken Salad on malted

Various Street Heat Paninis : Chicken Tikka or Cheese and Onion

Chicken Joe Wraps : BBQ or Chicken Tikka or Tandoori Chicken

Pasta King Pots : Arrabiata or Vegetable Bolognese or Basilico or Pomodoro

Halal Wedges

Free School Meals

Students who are entitled to ‘free school meals’ are automatically credited with the value of £2.25 to their cashless card at 1pm of each academy day. If you require any assistance in completing the claim form for free school meals, please contact either the Customer Care Centre: 0161 793 2500 or Mrs Sparrow in the School Office: 0161 794 6215