School Meals

Catering at Trinity Academy

At Trinity Academy we are passionate about food and committed to prioritising our children’s health and well-being. We have banished lumpy gravy, abolished soggy sprouts and eradicated anything even resembling Turkey Twizzlers from our menus. We are fanatical about finding the freshest and tastiest ingredients and combining them to create delicious, healthy meals.

The meals we provide are an excellent source of nutrition, with an emphasis on homemade, high quality fresh food, sourced locally. In addition, having school lunch as opposed to a packed lunch helps young people develop confidence to make appropriate menu choices and taste a range of different foods. We operate a cashless meal system to avoid singling out students who receive free school meals.

Cashless Meal System

Every student has a meal account and their own finger scan ID (or PIN code), which is secure and private. Money must be credited to the student’s account before any purchases can be made. Where students qualify for free school meals the appropriate amount is credited automatically each day.  Money can be credited to a student’s account via ParentPay or a cheque made payable to “Emmanuel School Foundation”.

At lunchtime, the till operator uses a touch screen terminal, which displays a photo image of each child and records the meal they have chosen that day. Where students have special dietary requirements they can be highlighted and entered confidentially into the system. Students’ meal details are recorded each day, which allows parents the facility to monitor their child’s eating habits, should they wish.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I pay for my child’s school meal?
The preferred method is online payments using the ParentPay facility or by cheque – weekly, monthly, half-termly or termly – made payable to “Emmanuel Schools Foundation”.

What happens if I forget to top up my child’s account?
Your child will still receive a meal and the value will be automatically deducted from the account.

How will I keep track of the amount of cash in my child’s account?
Statements can be generated on request, or you can check on-line using the ParentPay facility. Please contact the Finance Office for more information.

What happens if my child is away from school?
No meal deduction will be made in a child’s absence.