School lunches are provided by Chartwells. The meals provided are varied and are freshly prepared and cooked on the premises. The kitchen received a five-star hygiene rating during its last inspection (June 2015).
The canteen provides a breakfast from 8am, break time and lunchtime service. Students are able to purchase food using the “cashless” catering system. Staff and students access their accounts using their fingerprint (a biometric scan, which generates a unique numeric code and does not store the fingerprint).
Students can top-up their personal accounts with cash in school or online via ParentMail.
Students are also welcome to bring their own packed lunch, which they can eat in the canteen or at one of the picnic tables around the school.
Sometimes we have a special menu to celebrate particular events e.g. Black History Month, Christmas or Chinese New Year.
The canteen provides a range of options each day, including soup, sandwiches, pasta, jacket potatoes as well as a meat and vegetarian option.
Free School meals
Students who are entitled to free school meals, automatically have their money added each day, they are also entitled to breakfast.
Each child registered for free school meals receives an extra £935 which we are able to use to support your child’s education. We would encourage all parents to apply if you think that you are eligible.
If parents or carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
Income-related employment and support allowance
Support under part VI of the Immigration Asylum Act 1999
Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
If you are not sure then please contact Mrs Shah, Student Services for more information