The school canteen does not use cash registers – instead the pupil selects their food from the servery and takes it to one of the tills, where a member of staff keys in what the pupil has selected and the amount is automatically debited from their account. The pupil is also able to view their account balance at the till. Pupils are identified by biometrics, through their fingerprint.
School meal accounts must be credited using School Gateway. Students can check their account via the Parent pay app on their phone.
Pupils are welcome to have packed lunches, but we encourage parents and pupils to make healthy choices
Keep it cool – avoid food poisoning.
Lunchboxes should be kept cool – ideally use an insulated lunch box with ice packs or a frozen carton of juice to keep it cool. If sandwiches are prepared the night before, always store them in a fridge overnight. Don’t forget to keep the packed lunch cool at school!
You can claim free school meals for your child if you receive any of the following:
Foster children are not eligible for free school meals. This is because foster parents already receive an allowance for looking after the child.
To apply for free school meals, please complete the online application form, you will need to include evidence that you receive one of the benefits listed above. This can be either a recent letter from the Benefits Agency or Pension Service, or your latest Child Tax Credit notification letter from the Inland Revenue.
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