Sodexo supply our catering provision which includes an optional breakfast service, a cold service at break time and a hot meal service at lunchtime.
The service operated by Sodexo is a cashless system. Parents will use ParentPay to top up student accounts. In order to purchase food students are expected to have sufficient funds to be able to pay for their food and a £5 limit is set each day.
The cashless system is operated either with a biometric scan or by code.
Parents are asked to provide biometric consent as part of the induction process. Where a parent does not wish for biometric information to be held, a code will be given to the student.
Students who are entitled to free school meals, where this is confirmed by the Council, will automatically have funds to the value of £2.45 applied to their accounts. This is the equivalent of a "meal deal" which includes a hot meal choice and fruit or yoghurt for dessert. This takes affect when the student attempts to purchase food on that day. Parents of students who are entitled to Free School Meals may also wish to add additional funds should the student wish to purchase other food.
Further information can be found on the Free School Meal page.
Parents are asked to complete a form on induction which details any food allergies or intolerances. This information is shared with Sodexo and recorded against the students details.