School Meals

Our breakfast club service is temporarily suspended. We are currently offering juice and healthy cereal bars at each bubble entrance for students. 

We will resume our 8.15 am to 8.45 am breakfast club as soon as it is safe to do so, offering a selection of bagels, fresh fruit, and healthy drinks. Funded by the Department for Education as part of the National School Breakfast Programme, the club will be free for all students. 

Our school restaurant offers snacks, meals, and refreshments for our students and staff at break and lunchtime. 

We operate a cashless catering system for our students and staff to purchase from the canteen and snack shack. Keeping the school cashless helps prevent bullying, and guarantees that pupils are spending their money on healthy food. 

Parents are issued with a ParentPay account which allows them to add money to their child's account, and then students can make purchases at break and lunch using their fingertips at the till.

Parent Pay

At break time the restaurant offers hot snacks, drinks, and fruit from the chiller cabinet, sandwiches, and baguettes. 

At lunchtime, pupils can feast on freshly made main meals - including meat and vegetarian options, a hot snack of the day, jacket potatoes with a range of fillings, pasta pots, pizza, drinks, sandwiches, and cold desserts from the chiller cabinet. 

Free school meals 

Is my child entitled to free school meals? 

Children of families receiving income support, employment support allowance (income-related), or income-based jobseeker's allowance are entitled to receive free school meals. 

Families receiving child tax credit but who are not entitled to a working tax credit, and whose annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190, are also entitled, as are those who receive the guarantee element of state pension credit. Those families receiving working tax credit are not entitled to free school meals. 

Note: Where a parent is entitled to working tax credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals. 

If you are receiving one of these benefits, please contact the academy to obtain an application form or call 0344 800 8020 for further advice. 

You can also visit the website below for more information and to download an application form. 

Norfolk School Meals

Once entitlement has been assessed children can continue to receive free school meals until the family stops receiving a qualifying benefit. Parents are required to inform the authority of any changes and regular checks will be carried out against records held by the Department of Work and Pensions, the Home Office, and HM Revenue & Customs by the free school meals team. 

 

  Our canteen is an important part of the social fabric of the school.

  • Students are welcome in our Breakfast club from 8.15 am.  They can access free hot and cold breakfast foods during this time.  A member of the Leadership Team will be on duty each morning.

  • At break and lunchtime, there should be a member of staff on duty, in between the till point and the door.

  • The member of staff is there to ensure all students are polite and say ‘thank you’ to the staff.  They should also keep the area between the rope line and the first row of tables free from students so that hot food can be carried through.

  • The member of staff by the door should ensure one straight, quiet queue is formed.

  • Where students eat in, they should do so using a china plate with proper cutlery.  Only take out food should be in a cardboard box.  If a student asks for a box and then sits down, they should be asked to leave.

  • All students are responsible for clearing rubbish, tucking in their own chair and clearing any mess or spills.

  • Students should always be polite and use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to canteen staff.

  • When sat down, coats should not be worn in the canteen.

  • Bags should not be on the tables.

  • The ‘canteen culture’ rules are on clear display and should be adhered to at all times.