Catering & Free School Meals
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. School meals policy can be found here.
A typical lunchtime food offering
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.
A typical grab 'n' go food and drink offering
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
Please 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 £2.33.