School Meals

Pupils are able to purchase a wide selection of hot and cold, snacks and meals from the school canteen. The canteen is open for breakfast from 8am and pupils can sit in the Walter Knibbs Dining Room to eat breakfast before school if they wish to. The canteen reopens at morning break and lunchtime to all pupils and staff. Pupils can sit in the Waynflete Hall or the Walter Knibbs Dining Room to eat and drink at these times or if they prefer they can go outside. The canteen offers a range of different foods and is able to meet pupils’ individual dietary requirements.

The canteen on the St John’s site is open throughout the day for students in years 12 and 13.

Pupils may bring in a packed lunch if they wish to.

Pupils in years 7 – 10 are not allowed off-site at lunchtime unless they have a lunch pass to go home for lunch. Students in year 11 are able to earn the privilege to go off-site and purchase their lunch.

Free School Meals

For information and to see whether you are eligible to claim free school meals for your child/ren please go to the NCC website - Free School Meals. There is the opportunity to apply online.  Parents of eligible pupils should still register for cashless catering but you do not need to credit your account with any money. The account will be credited by the school with the sum of £2.30 per day, although parents may supplement this with additional credit if they wish. Any queries regarding cashless catering should be directed to Mrs R Martin on 01280 846305 or by email to

Click here to visit ParentPay website. Please remember you can add money to your child's account.



The canteen lunch menus are split into three weeks which rotate with a break menu available every week. Available daily: Vegetarian option, jacket potatoes with various fillings, a full deli range, a selection of desert pots, fresh fruit compilations, assorted tray bakes. Allergy information available on request from the kitchen.

Week 1 - Weeks commencing: 21 June, 12 July, 30 August, 20 September, 11 October 2021

Menus from June 2021 Page 1

Week 2 - Weeks commencing: 7 June, 28 June, 19 July, 6 September, 27 September, 18 October 2021

Menus from June 2021 Page 2

Week 3 - Weeks commencing:14 June, 5 July, 13 September, 4 October, 25 October 2021
Menus from June 2021 Page 3
Breakfast Menu

Breakfast Menu October 20212

Break Menu

Break Menu October 2021

Credit Refunds

To request a refund or to transfer the balance on your catering account to a sibling when a student leaves the school, please fill out the below form and return it to the catering company at:

Catering Account Refund Form

Low Balance Alerts

To set up alerts when your child's account has a low balance, head to the communication tab at the top of ParentPay and click on the 'Change Alert Settings' button which will take you to the screen below. Here you are able to set a balance threshold, tick the box for email or text alert and you will be sent a notification when the balance drops below this so you are able to top up and ensure your child has enough funds to purchase food in the canteen.

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