School Canteen

Meal Services

Breakfast club: 7:45am to 8.30am

Breaktime: 10.50am to 11.10am

Lunchtime: 1.10pm t0 1.45pm

Following a detailed tender process the decision was taken to change our school catering provider for 2015-16 to Chartwells.

Both Byrchall and Chartwells are committed to providing our students with nutritious, balanced and tasty meal options. Not only is this important for developing healthy bodies but it also helps students to learn better in the classroom.

A statement regarding the change in provider can be downloaded here.

The canteen menu can be downloaded here.


We have two dining areas - the main dining room and A15.

The main dining area has seating for 140, and A15 has seating for 70.

The Breakfast Club serves a variety of toast, crumpets, bagels, waffles and pancakes, along with a selection of drinks, between 7.45am and 8.30am. It also provides a chance to sit and relax in a warm, dry and safe environment for those who arrive at school early.

Cashless Catering

We no longer accept cash at the tills for school meals, instead cash can be deposited through two cash loaders which are situated in the A10 Corridor.

Pupils are allowed to top up their account with cash before morning registration, during break and lunchtimes and after 3.00pm. Pupils are not allowed to top up their account during lesson times.

We also offer an online payment system (WisePay) where parents, if they have access to the Internet, can top up their child's account using a credit or debit card.

A guide to using the cashless payment system can be downloaded here and provides information for those who may be concerned about the use of biometric data.

Free School Meals

Over 1,300 Wigan children who qualify for a free school meal are missing out, according to the latest figures.

Free school meals are provided for children whose parents get:

  • Income Support;
  • income-based Jobseekers' Allowance;
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • the guaranteed part of Pension Credit;
  • support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act;
  • Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit, and whose income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) is £16,190 or less a year.

If you would like further information about free school meals, please contact the school and we will be happy to discuss your personal circumstances and advise you on how to apply.

Allergens & Food Intolerances

Some of our menu items may contain nuts, seeds and other allergens. We understand the dangers to those with severe allergies or food intolerances. If this applies to you, please ask to speak to the Duty Manager/Supervisor who may be able to help you make an alternative choice.

General Allergen Information Overview

Chartwells' Allergen Overviews (2015/16)

Menu Specific Allergen Details (2015/16)