The college uses a cashless catering system, meaning that students pay for school meals using a pre-paid card, negating the need to carry cash. Parents can manage this account online, using a credit or debit card to top up.
All students are issued with a letter containing instructions for registration including a unique registration number and security code. They are issued with a card which will be used for payment. If you have not received this information or are having problems with the registration process, please contact the school so we can assist you. You can find further information about sQuid on the Cashless Payments web page on this site.
As an alternative, payment will also be accepted by cheque or in cash form, and can be handed in to reception for processing. Please ensure that any payments made in this way are enclosed in an envelope with the students name and learning mentor group clearly listed. Cheques should be made payable to 'Independent Catering'.
For further information on the our school meal caterers, please review the flyer below (but note that price changes may have taken place since this document was created).
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Breakfast is served before college from 8:00am until the bell rings for registration, shortly before 8:50am. A selection of breakfast food is available, including cereal, porridge, a range of pastries and fresh fruit along with cooked items with a combination of sausage, bacon or eggs in a muffin or bread roll.
Food is available from the cafeteria during break time and provides the option for a light snack. Sandwiches, rolls, wraps, cakes and pasta pots are all available, along with a range of hot snacks which may include sausage rolls, cheese on toast and a soup of the day. A choice of fruit is also on offer.
Lunchtime runs on a rotating menu. Each day a main choice of main course or a vegetarian option is available, served alongside vegetables or salad with the option of pudding of the day to follow or fruit salad. Alternatives to the main meal include slices of pizza, the pasta selection, sandwiches and rolls and the salad bar.
Other food is available, with many of the options from break time also available at lunch, with soup, cakes and fruit all available from the cafeteria.
At the time of writing (October 2019) the set main meal, including desert is priced at £2.40.
From time to time the cafeteria has special dishes available for certain theme days, including Halloween and Christmas. On these days additional dishes are made available with a menu available in the cafeteria.