Lunch Menus and Free School Meals

Serving a huge range of healthy, freshly cooked food at breakfast, break and lunchtimes – from traditional British roast dinners to world cuisine – students are spoiled for choice. Cucina even offer an after-school ‘take-away’ service providing freshly cooked roast chickens or delicious pizzas for students to take home and share with their families.

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Free School Meals

All Free School Meal applications must be found through the academy’s central form. A link to this form can be found below:


All students who received Free School Meals in the 2021-22 academic year must reapply for them this year using a new application form.

When the form is completed it will inform you as the parent/carer if you are eligible for Free School Meals. If your application is not approved, but you receive one of the following benefits:

  1. Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  2. Income Support
  3. Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  4. Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  6. The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  7. Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  8. Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Please contact the academy at: with evidence of one or more of the above.