What are the arrangements for lunch?

Students can either purchase food from Willow restaurant, Terrace café, and the Bonsai food bar or bring a packed lunch.

Students lunch accounts can be credited using a debit or credit card online via ParentPay and you will be provided with login and password details. Parents can view their child’s lunch account balance and the details of what is being purchased online via the ParentPay system.

Should you wish to pay with cash, a barcode can be provided to enable you to pay in cash at a local PayPoint outlet. If you would like to request a barcode, please email the Finance Office at or telephone 0121 705 5100 (selection option 6). The nearest Paypoint stores are the Co-op on Longmore Road, Londis on Yoxall Road or the One Stop on Prospect Lane. Alternative locations can be found on the Paypoint website at

If student forgets their packed lunch or discovers that there are no funds in their account when they try to buy lunch they should go to Student Services, where they will be asked to phone home and either speak to a parent/guardian or leave a message to the effect that they need their lunch account topping up. They will be given a slip for a one-off loan to enable them to have lunch that day.

Students are identified in the restaurant, the Café and the Bonsai food bar and the LRC using biometric data held for this purpose. This involves a finger scan which is converted into numerical data and stored for each student. No register of fingerprints is kept, nor is it possible to reconstitute a fingerprint from the data we hold. If you are unwilling to have your child’s biometric information used in this way, or would like to talk about this further, please get in touch with Mr C Key, Executive Finance Officer.

New for September 2021

Sixth Form students will be issued with an ID card, which they must wear at all times. This card will be used to access money on lunch accounts.

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Price List

This may be subject to change

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Food Allergies

Please click here to find out how to let us know any allergies or dietary requirements.

Free School Meals Information

If your circumstances have changed, you can check eligibility for FSM and apply using the link below.

Free School Meal Vouchers

As you may be aware, the Government is continuing to issue vouchers of £15.00 per week for every child eligible for free school meals through the holiday periods.  Please do contact the Local Authority for information about this.

To read the Free School Meals (FSM) Vouchers – FAQs document click here