Our catering services are provided by Sodexo, a well-known catering company, who actively manage our Healthy Eating School Policy. All food is cooked on the premises and is available to all students at breakfast club, break and lunch. We operate a cafeteria system in the main hall and offer a snack shack provision in the piazza area outside, with students paying each day for what they have. A properly balanced two-course meal currently costs £2.70 although students can choose from a range of options including paninis at £2.15 and pasta with sauce at £1.90, sandwiches and salads. There is also a selection of snacks, including fresh fruit available daily, and cakes and cookies available at lunchtimes costing from 90p.
We operate a cafeteria system in the main hall and offer a snack shack provision in the piazza area outside, with students paying each day for what they have. A properly balanced two course meal is available to students although they can choose from a range of options including paninis and pasta with sauce, sandwiches and salads. There is also a selection of snacks, including fresh fruit available daily, and cakes and cookies available at lunchtimes.
School Meals Biometric Cashless System
Our school catering provider uses a cashless system for purchasing school meals, which provides an efficient and faster service at the tills. It involves scanning a thumb or finger so that the relevant account can be debited. The system uses the latest biometric technology which we believe to be very secure. It does not store fingerprint images, but converts them to a unique number. It is not possible to convert this back to an image.
There is a ‘standard’ limit of £5 per day to spend although parents/carers can change this limit if required. Year 7 students only will be given a one off overdraft facility to be able to purchase a main meal deal of the day.
Monies can be credited to the account using our online payment system which can be accessed by the ‘Online Payment System’
Menu and Price List
Free School Meals
If your child is entitled to free school meals:
- Please ensure that B&NES Council have your child registered as eligible for FSM, particularly if they currently attend a primary school in Wiltshire, Somerset or South Gloucestershire.
- A card will be supplied with the value of a free school meal, currently £2.70, to be spent each day. Extra money can be credited to the account by parents in the same way as above.
- The free school meal allowance is always used in full prior to using any extra funds credited.
- To apply for FSM you can download the application form
If parents prefer, a student may bring a packed lunch. In line with Health and Safety Regulations, cans or glass bottles and fizzy drinks must NOT be brought into school. We have a water-only policy which parents are strongly encouraged to support. We also ask that packed lunches are healthy, avoiding foods high in fat and sugar. Should a student wish to go home to lunch, a written request is required from the parents. Students must then sign out and in on each occasion.
Special Diets & Allergies
Our school caterers, Sodexo, are experienced in managing a range of special dietary needs and allergies. In order for them to be fully informed of the needs of our students, all parents and carers are required to complete the enclosed forms in this respect, regardless of whether it is intended that your child will use the facilities or not.
Please note that we operate a NO NUT policy. We have students with very serious nut allergies and therefore ask that you do not put nuts or products containing nuts in your child’s pack lunches or snacks. Thank you for your cooperation to help us avoid the possibility of a serious medical situation.