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Update from Jon Whitcombe, Trust Principal -

Secondary Statement

As you will be aware, the DfE has stated that Year 10 and Year 12 students will receive some “face to face” contact with their teachers during Term 6. Currently, we are awaiting guidance from the DfE as to what this means in practice. 

Once the guidance is published we will develop our plans and make the necessary arrangements. On June 1st we will write to you explaining what “face to face” means in practice and we will be in a position to confirm when this will commence. 

Please note that the current arrangements for online teaching for Years 10 and 12 will continue until further notice.

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The school restaurant is open to all students and provides hot meals as well as snacks and drinks at break and at lunchtime, the restaurant also provides breakfast before school. 

The school canteen is run by a team from Nourish Contract Catering.  A copy of the current menu and price list is provided here for you to view.

Click here to view Menu

Click here to view Price List

Cashless School Meal Service

We use a cashless system in our restaurant for the school meal service as this provides a more efficient, faster and higher quality of service. The system uses fingerprint biometric technology (images of fingerprints are not stored) and will eliminate the need to carry cash within the school.  Accounts can be topped up using ParentPay.

  • The system scans a finger at the till and debits the relevant account. 
  • The system uses ParentPay.
  • Money needs to be credited to the ParentPay account before purchases can be made.
  • Each student has a £5 daily spend limit, if this is not enough please contact the school on to request a higher daily spend limit.
  • Each account has an overdraft allowance for 1 meal, should a student go into this facility when the account is next topped up the outstanding balance will be debited.

We are confident the system will offer greater security and speed of service. This has been the experience of other schools which have been using the system for many years.


Biometric Consent Letter



ParentPay can be used to pay for school dinners, trips and clubs.  It is easy to set up, if you have any questions regarding ParentPay please contact our admin team who will be happy to help.

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Bank Transfer and Auto Top-Up Information