Our new restaurant serves healthy, fun and interesting freshly cooked meals and snacks at breakfast, break time and lunch.
The school’s catering is contracted to Cucina. All meals are made on-site by skilled catering staff led by our Head Chef, Phil, from fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients. The combination of quality cooking, fresh ingredients and good value has made the restaurant the most popular meal option for students. A three week menu rotation can be seen here.
In addition to the main restaurant area, we have an outside eating area for those who prefer to dine “al fresco”. Students who prefer to bring a packed lunch are welcome to use both the restaurant and the outside area, and students are welcome to switch between packed lunches and school meals freely any time they want. Students can also purchase a smaller range of drinks and snacks from the Café, located in the main Atrium.
The school operates a cashless payment system for meals, with payment being made by a card that is issued to all new students at the start of Y7. The card is credited on-line by parents using the Parentpay system, which also provides the ability to view the last four weeks’ purchases. This payment system helps students to start to develop budgeting skills themselves, but parents can also request daily and even time limits to be placed on cards, so that students do not spend it all at once where these skills are not yet in evidence!
Children who are eligible for Free School Meals automatically have their card credited each day, and they can use this allowance at lunch time. The system is “invisible”, so other students do not know who is claiming a free school meal. Parents can top up these accounts in the same way as any other account if they want their child to be able to spend more than the free school meal allowance.