Information about school lunches
Catering at this academy
The lunch 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.
This link provides details of the current lunchtime menu service which you can see runs on a three weekly menu cycle.
Don't forget, if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 then they can get their lunchtime meal free of charge as part of the universal infant free school meal!
Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance. Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by accessing this link. The meal price value is £2.15.
Here is a link to the Eatwell Guide (from Public Health England) – this provides a useful overview of what food groups make up a balanced and healthy diet.
If your child has a special diet and/or certain food intolerances, then we have a special diet procedure which contains a form for the parent/carer to complete and return – link here. If you would like a medical request form and also the document you need to complete to provide the supporting evidence, please scroll down to the bottom of this page to download the forms.
This can be done online using a very secure website called ParentPay.
Already have a ParentPay account?
If you already have a ParentPay account, you simply login to that account and add another child via the 'Add a child tab' on your home page. You will need the below activation username and password to do this.
New to ParentPay?
You have a secure online account which is activated using the unique activation username and password provided by the school office. You will be prompted to change the password when you first login. Please note both your Username and Password for future logins.
If you have two or more children at a ParentPay academy or school, you only need to activate one account as your ‘main account’ and then add your other children via the Add a child tab on your home page.
You will now need to visit www.parentpay.com and activate your account via the Account login area on the home page of this site.
ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments which can be viewed at a later date. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Academy if you need assistance.
For information relating to the below items, please see the attached documents at the bottom of this page of this page.
- Forgotten passwords
- Activate my account
- Single Account for all my children
Beyond The Chartwells Kitchen (BTCK)
Beyond The Chartwells Kitchen (BTCK) is a Nutrition, Health and Food Education Programme. Designed and delivered by Chartwells registered Nutritionists and expert Chefs, the BTCK Programme ensures that they go further than providing nourishing food within the Harris academies. They offer a number of workshops, free of charge, within each of the 5 key themes of Nutrition and Health, Mental Wellbeing, Sustainability, Cooking and Food and Sport and Exercise. With optional food-based activities and flexible workshop length (from forty-five minutes to an hour and a quarter), the sessions can be tailored to suit each academy’s timetable and facilities. As part of the partnership with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, they have also been delivering Flight of The Bumblebee workshops and assemblies, that have been very well-received so far and convey an important message about the protection of our food supplies. Click here to view the brochure.