At Lightcliffe Academy, we recognise the important connection between a healthy diet and a student’s ability to learn effectively. To reflect this, we have the following aims –
Catering at Lightcliffe is provided by Caterlink, who prepare, cook and serve from our in-school kitchen.
Caterlink provide a menu that is packed full of choice, with two main meal options, plus handheld bites, “bowled over” rice, pasta and noodle bowls, a selection of baguettes, jacket potatoes and soup available every lunchtime. Before school and during morning break, students can also purchase a range of hot and cold breakfast items, such as porridge, fruit pots, bacon rolls or simple buttered toast.
There are also a range of meal deals available, where students can get a main and either a pudding or drink for £2.70.
School compliant drinks are available to buy, there is also a water cooler in the main hall; we recommend students have a water bottle in school at all times.
Cater link are committed to providing suitable meals for all students. Please ensure that your child's allergy or dietary requirements have been registered at the school office.
If you have any questions about menus or queries relating to your child’s dietary requirements, you can speak to the School Office or our Catering Operations Manager, Neil Heslop on email@example.com
Food is available at the following times:
Lightcliffe Academy is a very busy school with very busy break times, and it can be quite daunting to students coming from smaller primary schools.The main difference is the range of choice available. This information will let students know what is available, when and where, so we can provide the best service possible. Most of this information will be given out to new students on transition day. Please be aware that the transition day menu will not be the same as our regular offers.
At Lightcliffe we operate a cashless system, so that when money has been paid into your account (either online through ParentPay or by cash using PayPoint). Please ensure your child has enough credit on their card to purchase food each day.
Students are set with a daily spending limit on their card to prevent them spending all their money in one day. This limit is currently £4.50 per day however this can be changed at your request.Please contact the school office if you wish to change your limit.
Parents/carers are requested to speak to their children to ensure they do not overspend on their card. We frequently have students spending too much at morning break, who then do not have enough money to buy a lunch.
If your child receives Free School Meals, they will have £2.55 added to their account daily. This can be used on their choice of food and drink, or they can purchase a meal deal (we will top up the extra 10p needed).
Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals
To find out if you are eligible for free school meals and to receive a claim form please contact the school office who can support you with the application process.