School Meals

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Food provided throughout the day in the Academy meets the Governments nutritional guidelines and within the curriculum all young people learn about balanced nutrition and techniques and methods to produce healthy meals.

Breakfast – 8.00am – 8.40am

The Academy provides free toast, cereal and fruit for students before the start of the day and they are able to purchase drinks using their cashless account.

Morning Break – 10.45am – 11.00am

Students can purchase a variety of snacks for example; bacon or sausage barms, toasties, crumpets, teacakes, toast, sandwiches, fruit and drinks.

Lunch – 1.00pm – 1.35pm

We ensure that we provide the allowed foods for lunch -

  • high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish
  • fruit and vegetables
  • bread, other cereals and potatoes

 We are not allowed to provide -

  • drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals or vending machines
  • more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week

This is all part of our health promotion as well as recognising that ‘good nutrition helps learning’.

Here are our menu's for Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form students. Here are some examples of our menus that are rotated every week

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3


Allergy Information

If you know of any specific ingredients and products that may cause your child to have allergenic reactions, please inform the catering team who will advise them of product content and specific allergens with our dishes.

Cashless Catering

We are a cashless school and all payments for school meals must be made this way.

The restaurant system uses biometric technology. By taking a fingerprint image, a student’s account can be created as an alpha-numeric code and accessed by them using a finger at a till or at a balance checker. The alpha-numeric information that is stored cannot be used to recreate an image of the student’s fingerprint so that fingerprint images cannot be used by any other source for identification purposes.

Cashless Catering Picture 

This system is beneficial because it prevents the loss and misspending of school dinner money, promotes healthy eating and the process of paying for school meals is more convenient.

We would be grateful if you would complete the relevant permission sheet within your pack giving authorisation for your child’s fingerprint image and photograph to be taken in school for use with the cashless system.

Free School Meals

Bolton Council has a duty to provide free schools meals, which comply with national nutritional standards, to eligible students. The Council also has a scheme to help families buy essential school clothing.

  • You can get free school meals and school clothing allowance if your child attends a local authority maintained school (not private) and you receive one of the following:
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit only with an annual income of less than £16,190
  • Pension Credit - Guarantee Credit
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 

To be eligible for school clothing allowance the child must be in year seven or nine.

You do not need to make a separate claim for free school meals or school clothing allowance if you are already in receipt or have applied for housing benefit or help with your council tax. We will use the information and evidence you have already provided to confirm your entitlement to free school meals and school clothing allowance.

Information from Bolton Council website (26/04/16)