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Parents / Carers

Meal Provisions

The Academy operates a cafeteria-style canteen system which provides a wide choice of hot and cold food. 

Opening Times

Breakfast: 8:00am to 8:40am

Break: 10:15am to 10.35am (Year 9 & 10), 10:45am to 11:05am (Year 7), 11:20am to 11:40am (Year 8, 11, 12 & 13)

Lunch: 12:40pm to 1:15pm (Year 7 & 9) 1:15pm to 1:50pm (Year 8 & 10), 1:45pm to 2:20pm (Year 11, 12 & 13)

Free School Meals

If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, please download the form at the bottom of the page or apply on line.      

Students already receiving free meals do not need to complete the form again.

Children who receive free meals are allocated £2.35 a day to spend in the cafeteria during lunch break.

Biometric Recognition

The Academy uses a fingertip recognition software to identify individual users to allow payment for food.  We scan two fingers of the students, these images are then converted to a mathematical algorithm, a series of numbers, which can be used to identify the user.  The scanned image is then discarded.  Parents permission is obtained for this process on completion of the Student Information sheet which takes place on enrolement and every September thereafter.