Lunch as well as break-time snacks meet the requirements of the Government Nutritional Standards and Healthy Eating guidelines. Meals are provided on a cafeteria basis through our contract with Surrey Commercial Services who provide a wide range of meals and snacks to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. Students also have the option of bringing their own packed lunch to school.
Current menu options operate on a 3 week cycle.
The cafeteria operate a biometric ‘cashless’ system, where students can purchase items by simply placing their finger on a scanner at the point of sale or by swipe card.
Parents can credit accounts via Parent Pay . This is the preferred method to ensure full parental oversight of payments. Students can credit accounts by cash or cheque via the scanner in the Main Hall (write your child’s full name and form on the back of the cheque and make it payable to ‘Surrey Commercial Services’). By default a daily spend limit of £5.00 will be set for all students and no food/drink above that amount will be permitted.
Hot dinners are provided in the Main Hall every day; this consists of either meat or a vegetarian option with a serving of vegetables and potato / rice. We also provide jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings, vegetarian and meat pasta pots and a daily selection of baguettes and wraps. Hot puddings or fresh fruit are available daily to complement the main courses.
At break and lunch time students and students can also choose from a range of hot ‘hand held’ snack items. Students also have the option of buying fresh fruit along with cartons of milk and yogurts. These are available in the Main Hall as well as in the smaller W1 dining section.
A wide variety of cold drinks and snacks are available from the cafeteria, including fruit juices, water, milk and milk shakes. There is also a selection of home baked cakes using healthy options recipes.
Free School Meals
Details of eligibility for Free School Meals are shown on the government’s DirectGov website. Government advice is that if a young person is eligible for free school meals parents should apply regardless of whether the free school meal will be used as extra funding is now given to schools to support the education of students who have been granted a free school meal. On behalf of the Local Authority, the school administers the arrangements for students whose circumstances entitle them to a free school meal. Enquiries over such arrangements should be directed to Student Services by contacting the school directly or e-mailing Mrs J Topp, Student Services’ Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The required cash amount will be credited automatically to those students who are entitled to a free school meal, and will be added daily to his/her current cash balance.
Note: any under-spend or missed meal will be identified by the system and cannot be added to an existing balance. Additional money can be added to the pupil’s account using the methods described above to permit a greater daily spend on a school meal than allocated by his/her free meal allowance.