Our school catering service is provided by Alliance in Partnership (AiP).
Over the last two years the school has worked hard to improve its catering facilities; this has included installing an outdoor catering pod, a café in the Sixth Form Centre and the introduction of a cashless catering facility. AiP have also introduced some innovative and exciting ideas for events that will take place throughout the year for example, pop up kitchens, smoothie bikes and a Young Chef of the Year competition.
AiP offer a wide choice of hot and cold items at all three service times which will allow your child a good choice of meals from a nutritionally analysed menu, sourced using local suppliers. Menus will include a range of main meal options, vegetarian choices, pasta dishes, jacket potatoes, salad options and a wide choice of freshly prepared sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and fruit pots. The cost of purchasing a two-course meal is £1.75 per day. Weekly menus can be viewed below.
Café Perk in the Sixth Form Centre: Our Café Perk concept offers great hot beverages and a wide range of hot and cold snack foods, located in the Sixth Form common room area.
Pod outlet: This is located outdoors in the playing area at the back of the Year 7 and 8 Canteen. The pod is open daily offering a wide range of drinks and hot and cold snacks.
Cashless catering - The school uses a cashless catering system for all meals purchased in school. This system offers many benefits, not least reduced queuing times and the ability for parents to have a degree of influence over what is being purchased via the option of online payment. There are full details about how the system works below or by clicking here.
You can log in to your child's online account here details about how to register are here. Please contact the Finance Office if you need help with this ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 01684 851801 )
If you would like further information about our caterers, please click here
Please be aware that all payments for cashless catering are paid directly to Alliance in Partnership Limited and their registered address is: The Old Borough Hall, 8-9 Borough Court, Grammar School Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3SW. Company Registration No: 03577003. Registered in England & Wales. Please note that payments will appear on your bank statement as 'Alliance/AIP'.
At lunchtime, students may have a school lunch in the formal dining rooms or eat a packed lunch in the formal and informal dining areas. Students are not allowed off the school premises. We will consider requests from parents if they wish their child to return home at lunchtime. However, students are not allowed to use the local shops or catering facilities unsupervised. A letter to obtain permission to go home at lunchtime is issued on request from a parent.
Free School Meals
You will be eligible for Free School Meals if you are receiving either Income Support, Income Related Employment & Support Allowance, Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Support Under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999, Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190, or the Guaranteed element of State Pension.above.
If you are not already in receipt but are entitled please do apply.
The application guidlelines and an application form are downloadable below. Please contact the school office if you require any assistance with applying.