We have restaurants on both campuses where we continue to serve a broad range of freshly prepared food at break and lunchtime despite the limitations brought about by the Covid situation.
On Barnfield we are serving the two year groups from separate areas for break and in two sittings at lunchtime, while on Western Road we are serving from four distinct outlets throughout the campus. This allows us to maintain the year group bubbles during break times while ensuring all students have access to the same wide choice of food in a safe environment.
We work hard to ensure the meals are healthy, nutritious and well balanced. We only use quality ingredients, fresh and locally sourced where possible. Sample menus are available on this page.
We use Cashless Catering to make it easier for you to pay for school meals and to avoid the need for students to bring cash into school. Every student has a Pick and Pay card which can be charged up on-line using ParentPay. The card can be used for paying for food and for purchasing goods from the School libraries.
You may be eligible for free school meals if your income is below a certain level. If so, we would encourage you to apply, as not only will your child receive a free lunch and support towards extra-curricular trip costs but it also means the school receives additional funding to support your child's education. The payment card system means that no one will know your child gets free school meals. The form is available on this page.
Children whose parents are getting any of the following are entitled to free school meals:
Apply through the Devon County Council Citizen Portal. This is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision. Alternatively, call the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019.
Please note that from 1 April 2018, all children currently getting free school meals will continue to do so while Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their parents’ earnings rise above the new threshold during that time. In addition, any child who becomes eligible for free school meals after 1 April 2018 will be protected against losing these during the Universal Credit rollout period.
Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, any existing claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point (because their earnings are above the threshold or are no longer a recipient of Universal Credit) will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education (such as primary or secondary).
The Universal Credit rollout is currently expected to complete in March 2022.
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Registered Office - Western Road, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3LU Tel: 01363 773 401