Our menu has been created after extensive research into student preferences, but is also nutritious and compliant with all government guidelines.
The catering service is provided by Chartwells, part of the Compass Group. Chartwells are a well-established and experienced school caterer. The service is provided under contract with Harris Federation.
Free school meals
The Academy writes to all parent/carers whose children are entitled to free school meals. We also assure parents that all matters regarding use of this fund are treated with discretion and in confidence. Parents/carers can check their eligibility and apply online HERE without having to discuss the details of their circumstances with anyone at the Academy.
The Academy does not accept payment by cash or cheque but instead enables all payments to be processed through ParentPay. You can top up your ParentPay account using your credit/debit card or by using cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint logo.
ParentPay is a very secure website and free to use for parents/carers and staff. Payments can be made for school meals, trips, music lessons, equipment and other activities.
ParentPay benefits our students and the Academy in many ways not least by removing the risks associated with students carrying cash to the Academy and reducing administration which creates more time to devote to educational support and the smooth running of the Academy. Not using cash is particularly important during the Covid-19 pandemic where exchanging cash or cheques could pose a potential risk of contamination.
To use ParentPay you will need your unique user ID and password. Year 8-11 parents have previously been given your secure online account details which you would have been prompted to change these once you logged in and activate the account. Year 7 parents should receive a letter containing their user ID and password as soon as a child is fully registered as a student at the Academy so that they are able to start using ParentPay immediately. ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments which you can view at a later date.
Please see our How to set up ParentPay document or watch the video below for support in setting up an account and making payments.
For further information about using ParentPay please contact Ms Brooks-Simpson in the Academy Reception Office.