School Meals

The school cafeteria provides a wide variety of freshly prepared hot and cold food at both breaks, including salads and vegetarian options.  Special diets can be catered for.  Each item is priced individually. Click here to see the menu. 

The cafeteria is also open with a breakfast menu before school from 8.10am and tea-time items are served after school.

Cashless Catering

Students are issued with a cashless catering card for use in the cafeteria. Money can be added to the card by periodic cheque payments or by adding cash. Both cheques and cash must be clearly marked with the name and tutor group of the student and posted in the cashless catering payment box in Reception. Cash must be sealed in an envelope. The cashless catering system enables parents to set a daily spend limit for their child’s purchases at the school cafeteria and to monitor what their children have bought at the cafeteria by requesting a report (termly, or as required).

Packed Lunches

Children may also bring packed food to school for eating at break times. Drinks should be in cartons or unbreakable containers. For safety reasons, cans and glass bottles are not allowed in school. There is a vending machine in the Library block providing hot and cold drinks, which are available to students before and after school. Water is also available from a dispenser in the small dining hall and students are encouraged to bring a plastic bottle to school in order that they may drink water during lessons as well as at meal times. 

Free school meals (FSM)

The school receives additional funding to support the education of your child if he/she is entitled to FSM (pupil premium). Please ensure, therefore, that if you are entitled to FSM you do notify the school, even if your child chooses to have a packed lunch as opposed to a meal provided by the school. Students whose parents are in receipt of one of the following benefits are entitled to free school meals:

  • Income Support 
  • Income-based Job Seekers' Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit 
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs1 
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to receive free school meals. Students entitled to free school meals have £2.15 automatically credited to their cashless catering account each day. The cashless catering system ensures complete confidentiality.

To check eligibility for free school meals go to the Hampshire County Council website.

If you need help accessing this service, please contact Mrs Diane Rothwell via Reception.