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Our menu has been created after extensive research into student preferences, but is also nutritious and compliant with all government guidelines.
Chartwells, our catering supplier, continue to support children with dietary needs through our special diet form. This form must be completed along with medical evidence to help assist in the safely of the child.
So that your daughter does not have to bring cash to school, we use ParentPay to allow parents and carers to charge their daughters’ lunch cards. You can do this at www.parentpay.com or at your local shop, using the login information or barcode provided by HAB at the start of the academic year.
Free school meals
Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance. Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals HERE. The meal value is £2.30.
Should you have any questions or difficulties regarding Parent Pay or My Free School Meals, please contact Mr Rubed Miah, Finance Officer, by email at Finance@harrisbermondsey.org.uk or by telephone on 0207 394 2375.
All students are able to sit and eat lunch with their friends in the Academy dining room. Every day there is a variety of tasty healthy options available, including a cooked meal of the day which is popular with students. We work closely with Chartwells, our lunch providers, to ensure only fresh produce is used.
How to pay
All meals must be paid for using student lunch cards. Students can top up their lunch cards by cash using the machines inside the restaurant from 8am. Parents can top up student cards using ParentPay but please be aware that this can take up to 24 hours to update.
If your daughter loses her lunch card, she can request a new one at the cost of £1.50 from student reception. If your daughter does not have her lunch card on her then unfortunately she will not be able to purchase any food, so it is imperative that she checks she has her lunch card when she packs her school bag the night before.
Items not allowed in school
As part of our work with students to ensure that they eat healthily, the following items are banned by the academy:
- Fizzy drinks
- Large cartons of juices
- Energy drinks
- multipacks of doughnuts or cakes
- large bags of crisps and chocolate
- Hot drinks (health and safety risk if they get spilt)
- Chewing gum
If students do bring any of these items into the academy they will be confiscated by a member of staff and students will not be able to collect them.