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Catering at this Academy
The catering service is provided by Chartwells, part of the Compass Group. Chartwells are a well-established and experienced school caterer. The service is provided under contract with the Harris Federation.
This link provides details of the current lunchtime menu service which you can see runs on a three weekly menu cycle. Our menu has been created after extensive research into student preferences; it is also nutritious and compliant with all government guidelines.
The menu aims to offer more of what students want, including good food that can be eaten on the go as well as themed days to coincide with key dates such as Pancake Day, Burns Night, Diwali, etc.
The catering service includes an offering for breakfast, mid-morning break and lunch.
The current tariff pricing is available in this link and demonstrates the full range of food and drink which is available. The Academy uses a cashless catering system for the food and drink purchases.
Here is a link to the Eatwell Guide (from Public Health England) – this provides a useful overview of what food groups make up a balanced and healthy diet.
If your child has a special diet and/or certain food intolerances, then we have a special diet procedure which contains a form for the parent/carer to complete and return – link here.
Free School Meals
During the Covid-19 outbreak, students are not able to use the cash loaders located around the Academy to add cash to their student cards.
Pleqase ensure that student cards are sufficiently topped up via your ParentPay online account by 10.00am in order to purchase lunch or break time refreshments from the dining hall.
If you do not know your ParentPay login or password, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance. Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by clicking here. The free school meal value is £2.30.
Excellent attendance is the expectation at the Academy. Students should attend the Academy every day unless they are unwell, in which case parents or carers are expected to contact the Student Information Centre (SIC) before 9am on each morning of absence.
|Student Information Centre (SIC): 020 8304 4916, option 2
Academy Attendance Officer: Miss Kelly Buckingham
The Academy has a range of policies and procedures in place that ensure the welfare of all of our students. Several of these policies set out expectations about good behaviour. This means everyone feels safe and can learn, this includes good learning behaviour around the Academy and in lessons and also rules about how you communicate and behave appropriately towards other students and staff.
The Student Information Centre (SIC) provides the central provision for student welfare within the Academy and should be your first contact regarding student welfare issues, including any medical issues. If you have any questions or specific concerns regarding the welfare of your own son/daughter, then please contact the Assistant Principal responsible for Student Welfare.
|Student Information Centre (SIC): 020 8304 4916, option 3
Person Responsible for Medical Needs: Mrs Jo Cawley
Assistant Principal Responsible for Student Welfare: Mr Luke Anderson