School Meals

We believe in the importance of healthy, nutritious food to support our learners to achieve their best.

We work in partnership with Caterlink to deliver a school meal provision on site. As a company Caterlink are passionate about healthy, locally sourced food that is fully prepared on site. You can find out more on their website and their healthy eating statement is available to download below.

If parents have any feedback or questions regarding our catering provision please do get in touch with the school, we understand the importance of this service and always welcome both parent and student feedback. 

Low on funds?  Eat well for less

We appreciate that for a number of our students, whether they are on free school meals or not, having sufficient funds to buy food throughout the day can be challenging.  We have a number of initiatives to help students to eat well for less money.

We provide a free breakfast on a daily basis for all students.  This is available from 8am each day.

In addition, we are currently supporting the provision of free porridge at breaktime and free fruit available at break and lunchtime.

Caterlink offer a low cost range which include a 'slim' egg mayo sandwich at 50p and a soup and a sandwich deal at £1.

Drinks Policy

We want to ensure that our students have sufficient funds to buy a balanced food and drink intake each day.  We therefore set a limit that students can only buy 1 drink per day unless they also purchase a savoury food item.  This ensures that they are not spending all their funds on drinks but achieving a balanced intake with energy boosting foods as part of their daily diet.

Want to know what your child is buying each day?

We have a cashless catering system in school (see below).  The system allows you to see an itemised list of what your child is buying each day through our online payment system (ParentPay). If you have not logged into our ParentPay system yet, or have lost your log in details, please contact the school Finance office.

Cashless catering

Students do not pay for their meal by cash in the canteen.  Instead, money is placed onto their account and the students then access their account at the tills in the canteen via either their finger scan or a card.

Further information on how money can be put onto the electronic account can be found via the links on the left of this page.

What about students entitled to a ‘free school meal’?

The system works exactly the same for all students whether they pay or have a free school meal.

All students have their own account to use in exactly the same way via either finger scan or a card in the canteen.

The amount allocated for the free school meal will be entered automatically into the system daily and will be accessible to spend in the dining room.  However, any under spend or missed dinner will be identified by the system and will not be added to the next day’s balance.

Students can also add extra cash on to their balance in the system by using the revaluation station, to enable a greater daily spend on the school dinner than allocated by their free meal allowance.

If you are not sure whether you are entitled to free school meals please visit our Free School Meal page for more information.

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