School Catering

Please visit our catering website for further information and menus

Before school and at break and lunchtimes, students have the option to buy meals from the either of the canteens or serving areas, or eat a packed lunch in the formal and informal dining areas around K Central. 

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.

Our school catering service is provided by Aramark.  In recent years we have worked hard to improve our catering facilities; this has included installing an outdoor catering pod and sheltered eating area, a café in the Sixth Form Centre and the introduction of a cashless catering facility. 

Aramark 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 £1.93 per day.

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.  

You can log in to your child's ParentPay account here.  For further details about ParentPay click here. Please contact the Finance Office if you need help with this ( or 01684 851801 )

Please be aware that all payments for cashless catering are paid directly to  Aramark, 250 Fowler AvenueFarnborough Business Park, FarnboroughGU14 7JP.   Please note that payments will appear on your bank statement as 'Aramark'.

Free School Meals

You can claim free school meals if you are in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit -  your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you are not already in receipt but are entitled please do apply.  You can apply online here

The application guidlelines and an application form are downloadable below. Please contact the school office if you require any assistance with applying.