At lunchtime we encourage students to have an Academy meal. These are cooked on site and are nutritionally balanced. We always offer a choice including vegetarian and Halal.
The Academy restaurant serves breakfast as from 7.30am and provides hot and cold snacks at break time between 10.40am to 11.20am from the restaurant. Lunchtime is from 12.20pm to 2.00pm in the restaurant, students are all comfortably served within the forty minutes. Vegetarian options are always available and all of our chicken is halal-compliant. When pork is served a halal alternative is always available.
We have a cashless system on the tills and students are asked to bring in money which is logged onto the system via 2 fingerprint-operated machines. This also allows students to pre-order a bagged, cold lunch which can be collected with a receipt at lunchtime.
Sixth Form students are allowed off site at break and lunchtime. They are expected to return in good time for lessons or independent study sessions.
For information on how you can pay for your child's Academy lunches please see our My Child at School page.
Applying for Free School Meals
Your child may be entitled to a free school meal every day. Free School Meals are available for children if either you or your partner gets any of the following:
- Income Support
- Universal Credit
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
If you think you are eligible please use the link below to apply. We have made it easy to sign up below:
If you are unable to complete this form please call the academy and we will assist you.