Other Information

Initiatives

  • Menus designed to encourage a healthier choice
  • Working with teachers to include healthier living in the school curriculum
  • Training our team to understand the principles involved and promoting healthy eating
  • Using promotional material to highlight the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Safety

We have developed a fully comprehensive quality assurance system to safeguard all catering practices within the Academy. All members of the catering team are trained in its application and hold, as a minimum, food hygiene and safety certificates. As a regular practice, the catering operation will be audited on a monthly basis to ensure compliance to its quality manual.

Cashless Catering

The Academy operates a cashless catering system. This system speeds up the queuing process for your child, allows anonymity for students in receipt of free school meals.

Each student has an individual account containing information already held on our school database and a numeric value based upon the scanned finger print image of your son/daughter. As the actual fingerprint is not stored on the system it is not possible to recreate the image for any other purpose. The School is subject to the same terms and conditions of the Data Protection Act in holding this information as we are with any other information we already hold on your child.

Warning & Alert Management

Purchases at the till will show alerts and prevent purchases where specific dietary and allergy requirements are enforced. Alerts are fully supported across all products and students.

We ask parents to inform the administration office of any changes in their child dietary requirements.

Payment Options

Students simply visit one of the cashless catering machines when they arrive at school to top up their account and then later pay for their food at the till by using their fingerprint.

Pay for school meals online using sQuid – Parents can use the sQuid ePayment portal to make payments for items such as school trips, uniform, school food or other school related payments. Parents simply login to their account and are presented with the range of items specific to their child. There’s no need for them to send cash or cheques to school.

sQuid’s online ePayment portal enables swift transactions between parents and schools. Payments are secure and fast.