A nutritious academy lunch is provided each day.
The current cost of an academy lunch is £9.50 per week. Dinner money should be paid at the start of each week. If an over-payment is received, the additional money will be carried forward to the next week. A cafeteria system operates offering a daily choice of meals. Children enter the dining room on a rota system, thus ensuring that each class and each child has a turn of being served first.
The Education Authority provides free meals for children whose parents qualify. Some parents may not know whether they qualify or not, others may not wish to apply, but by doing so you can benefit yourself and the academy. This is because the registration for free academy meals is linked to the academy budget and contributes to the amount of money allocated to the academy each year. Therefore we would ask that all parents who qualify register for them (even if you choose not to take advantage of the system). We must stress that it is not possible for anyone in the academy to distinguish between children who receive a free meal and those pupils who pay.
Application forms for free academy meals may be obtained from the academy office.
Children may bring a packed lunch to the academy but fizzy drinks, hot drinks, soup, flasks, or glass containers are not allowed for safety reasons. Sweets and chocolate bars are also not encouraged in packed lunches, as we are committed to ensuring that the children adopt healthy lifestyles.