Lunchtime are 12.30pm – 1.20pm for year 7, and 1.20 – 2.10pm for year 8. Our senior staff are on duty every lunchtime, as well as our lunchtime supervisors. Our lunch is in two sittings, and scholars are encouraged to sit and eat their lunch in the hall.
School meals are cooked on the premises – a wide variety of healthy foods are provided. Please see our menus at the bottom of this page.
We teach our scholars etiquette at mealtimes and expect them to eat their food sensibly. .
Our scholars also have a great range of choice in food and drinks to purchase at break and lunchtimes.
We ask that glass containers, fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate are not bought into school. We also have scholars at school with nut allergies, therefore we have a ‘nut-free’ policy. Please check foods carefully.
Castle Mead Academy is a ‘cashless’ site. We do not want scholars having to carry cash to pay for school activities. Parents/carers can pay for school lunches, trips and activities via Schoolcomms. Instructions as to how to do this will be shared with parents/carers during transition. This will mean that scholars can buy food from the hall using their ID cards. If you have any questions about this, please contact the academy.
Free School Meals
You may be entitled to free school meals – details of how to apply are available from the academy’s main reception.