Our catering service is provided by Nottinghamshire County Council and includes a variety of food options for students. Lunch is served in the dining hall and we offer nutritious meals as well as snacks at break time.

We encourage students to eat a healthy diet to support their ongoing health and development, and cater for most tastes. We also offer a number of themed days throughout the year to celebrate different cultures and encourage our academy community to broaden their food experiences.

We consult our students on their opinions of the quality, variety and choice in the canteen, and their suggestions have been implemented by the catering team for the benefit of all students.

Please see our menu below

Autumn – winter 2022/23


We operate a cashless catering system called sQuid, which uses biometric data from student fingerprints to pay for meals. Money can be credited to student accounts using coins or notes at machines in the academy or parents can add funds electronically to their child’s account via our secure system. Find out more about online payments.

Free school meals

We know that having a nutritious meal during the school day is important for children’s health, wellbeing and learning – and we want to ensure that all children who are eligible for free school meals benefit from this scheme.

Your child may be able to receive free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 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 think that your child(ren) may be entitled to free school meals then you can either apply online or download a form via the Nottinghamshire County Council website here, or phone them on 0300 500 80 80.

Once your application has been approved, the council will inform the academy and we can then start providing free school meals for your child(ren). We treat all recipients with complete discretion.

We are here to help, so contact us if you have any queries or concerns you would like to discuss directly with the academy.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, your local food bank can help. To arrange a food voucher for your family, visit Loughborough Area Foodbank(opens in new tab) or for further support contact the academy(opens in new tab) to talk to someone in confidence.