School Meals

Our new look canteen is increasingly popular with students and staff alike who choose to sit and eat their meals together.

We focus on providing healthy food for all students, including those eligible for free school meals. There is always plenty of choice, with two hot food counters, a pasta bar and a deli counter serving a range of sandwiches, wraps, baguettes and salads available to all students.

We have regular theme days showcasing food from a range of international cuisines. We do not allow sugary or fizzy drinks at any time so provide plenty of water as well as the option of other healthy drink options with meals.

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Free School Meals

If you think you may be entitled to free school meals go to and complete the brief application.

Alternatively, download an application form and return the completed form to reception. Alternatively, forms are available from student reception.

Free School Meals Application Form

Paying for meals

We encourage online payments so that students do not need to bring cash onto the school site in order to load up their canteen account to buy food.

All parents/carers should have received a letter home with guidelines on how to set up their child's account and there is an Online Payments Account Guide below with more information. If you have not yet registered, please contact to receive your online link code.

Students use a PIN or their fingerprint to buy food in the canteen. The fingerprint option is much faster and doesn’t require your child to remember a PIN so we recommend it strongly. If you have not yet signed your child up for this option, please complete the biometrics consent form below and return it to the school.

Through the online system you can see what your child is spending this money on. More information is available below in the Online Payments Quick Reference Guide. The online payment system can be accessed using this link:

If preferred, your child can still load cash onto their canteen account using the machines in the foyer.

Please click here to see:

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Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club takes place in the canteen from 7.45 am to 8.30 am every morning and is open to all students.

In 2015, we were nominated for Breakfast Club of the year, and one of our students was nominated for Breakfast club hero.


Healthy Eating

There are lots of ways to eat healthier.

The government have launched a campaign called Change for Life. Their website has loads of information on how to keep a healthy lifestyle, including loads of delicious meal ideas. Follow the link for further information: Change 4 Life


Healthy packed lunches

We welcome students with packed lunches into the canteen too, though they can also make use of the picnic benches in various locations throughout the site if they prefer.

Follow the link for information and ideas on how to keep your packed lunch interesting while still being healthy: Preparing your child's lunchbox. 

We appreciate your support in our campaign for a healthier school!