Lunchtime is one of the key parts of our school day. Regardless of whether pupils opt for school meals or a packed lunch, pupils sit down together and eat together.
We also encourage our staff to eat and spend time with the children to model good conversations, good behaviours and good habits.
Staff enjoy spending time with pupils as this strengthens our relationship with the young people in our care which means our staff know our pupils well and are able to identify any issues should they arise.
Our menu has been designed using a wide variety of meal options to and provides a real choice.
Our kitchen staff prepare meals to a high standard; using fresh herbs and raw ingredients.
We also eliminated the use of plastic and actively encourage our children to recycle.
Paying for Meals
ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password.
Paypoint payments are recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your Parentpay account and viewing your payment history online.
At the till, simply hand over your card, the assistant will swipe the card through the machine to take off the value of the meal. You will be able to see the cost of your meal and the balance left on your card.
STEM ACADEMY operates a ‘pay as you go’ cashless system. The following benefits become immediately available with our cashless system:
- Faster service.
- Prevents differentiation of free meal pupils.
- Increased parental control over purchases.
- Introduction of healthy eating schemes.
- Monitoring of free meals.
- Individual reports on pupils' spending can be produced on request.
- Guaranteed spending on a healthy balanced meal.
- At request 'upper spend limit' setting to prevent the whole balance being spent in one transaction
Free School Meals
The card is exactly the same for students who qualify for a Free School Meal.
If Your Card Is Lost Or Stolen
Inform main office immediately. Your card will be stopped so there is no danger of anyone else being able to use it. The money held in your account will be quite safe and you will be issued with a replacement card to enable you to access your account. However, there is a charge of £2.00 for a replacement card.