We offer a free supervised Breakfast Club in the Main Hall every morning from 8.00 – 8.45am where students can purchase a variety of healthy hot and cold food and drinks. These include bacon/sausage baps, toast, currant toasted teacakes, porridge pots, yoghurt or fruit pots and cereals. There is also a selection of hot and cold drinks.
We offer a variety of options to ensure students have a good choice of food on offer. Please scroll down to see the options at Lunch time.
Food is freshly cooked and each day’s menu offers a range of healthy options including a vegetarian choice. With the exception of the chips that accompany the fish on Fridays , all food is baked not fried. You can purchase this with or without a dessert.
Details of dishes that are vegetarian and also dishes that contain Halal meat are labelled on menus and also displayed in the Dining Room, along with information regarding allergens.
Click here to view a sample of our lunchtime main meal menus.
Fresh hot pasta is offered with a choice of a meat or vegetarian sauces that change daily including:
Meat sauces include: Crackerjack Chicken/Chicken Salsa/Piri Piri Chicken/Chicken Burrito
Vegetarian sauces: Arrabiata, Basilica, Tomato Salsa or Tangy Tomato
Potatoes are freshly baked daily and you can add one or more toppings from the following:
Cheese/ Tuna/ Beans/ Salad/Coleslaw
Soup & Roll is also available over the winter months starting in December.
Here you can purchase from a selection of items including:
Sandwiches – assorted fillings on either sliced, baps or baguettes
Salad Boxes – a healthy choice of mixed salad with either ham, egg, tuna, cheese or chicken
Cold Pasta Box – with a choice of either tomato, chicken & bacon or tuna (variations available weekly)
If you do not wish to sit in the Hall but would rather take your food to one of the other lunchtime areas or outside, this provides a quick take away option and changes daily to include:
Chicken burgers (baked), Curry & Naan Bread, Pizza slice including options of Pepperoni/Tuna/Ham & Pineapple and Margherita or Sausage rolls/Cheese rolls. On Fridays, due to popularity, it serves fish & chips.
Click here to view the menu price list.
All snacks and meals are paid for using our cashless catering system.
Parent/carers are able to put money into meal accounts online or via our free App where you can also track what your child spends/eats on a daily basis. For parents/carers who do not have access to the internet, you can also make payments by PayPoint which enables you to pay cash at local retailers.
Students are able to check their lunch account balance in school at one of our machines.
We have two lunch sittings:
Years 7 & 11: 12.10pm – 12.50pm
Years 8 ,9 & 10 : 12.50pm – 1.30pm
The school advises parents/carers that, in the interests of health and safety, community relations and attendance/punctuality, it is most sensible that students remain on site and under the school’s care at lunchtime.
Parents who wish their child to go home at lunchtime will be required to send in a signed permission letter following discussion and agreement with the relevant Year Group Achievement Team.
Parents/carers given permission for their child to leave the school site take full responsibility for their children’s safety and behaviour for the whole of the lunchtime period.
As there are effectively 40 minutes available at lunchtime, please note that only students whose home is within easy walking distance of school will be eligible.
Students going home at lunchtime must be back in school 5 minutes before the warning bell prior to the start of either their Form Group time (first lunch sitting) or Period 4 (second lunch sitting).