Break and Lunchtime Arrangements

Break time arrangements

Students are not allowed off site at break time. Students bring healthy food from home to eat in the dining hall or on the terrace.

Lunchtime arrangements

Students in Years 7 - 11 must stay on site at lunchtime.

At the beginning of the year, Year 7 will be brought down to lunch 10 minutes earlier than the rest of the academy in order for them to familiarise themselves with our dining hall and how to select and purchase their food.

The Academy uses a cashless catering system to reduce the amount of cash circulating within the school. We will write to you with details of how to set up an account for our online parent payment service before your child starts Year 7.

If a child is entitled to a free school meal, they automatically get funds added to their account to purchase a lunch meal, but parents can still credit their child’s accounts so that an additional snack can be purchased.

Each year group goes for lunch based on a rota. There is a wide variety of food available at both break and lunchtime to suit all students (Halal, vegetarian, vegan etc).

Free school meals

If your child is entitled to free school meals you can apply online or go in person to a LibraryPlus, our nearest being Walthamstow Library, High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7JN.

They will confirm your entitlement and inform us of who is on the list. This information must be kept up-to-date and the Academy must be informed of any changes otherwise the cashless catering system for the student will not work.