Subway at school
The fast-food chain, which has more outlets than McDonald’s in the UK, could serve up meals at Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury.
It would be the first time Subway has opened a branch at a UK school.
It is understood the branch would be based at the Sixth Form college, which is attached to the 1,854-pupil school.
Headteacher Andy Shakos said the discussions in the Subway concession were at an early stage – and insisted a broad range of food would still be available.
He said: “At the moment we are at an early stage. We are looking at how we can change the provision for our students in the sixth form.
“Subway is one of the possibilities we are looking at.”
Subway has been criticised by consumer groups in the past over the high salt content of some of its products.
Two years ago, the firm announced it was cutting salt content of ingredients by 33 per cent.
The talks with Parrs Wood High school come as Education Secretary Michael Gove orders an inquiry into school food.
Mr Gove appointed restaurant bosses Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent to examine whether the food served in English schools is good enough.
They will also draft an action plan to ensure more pupils eat healthy lunches.