School Meals

At  Holly Lodge we are particularly proud of our school catering provision and our Catering Team provides healthy and imaginative meals and snacks from locally sourced produce, prepared here in our kitchens. Our menus are nutritionally compliant and meet all statutory requirements.

Food is available to students at the following times

  • 8.00 am- 8.20 am Breakfast, including toast, cheese on toast , hot drinks [ year 7 and 8]
  • 9.50am- 10.15 am  Breaktime – including  Toast, Bacon balms  [ year 9, 10,11]
  • 11.30am -12.15 pm Lunch 1 [ Year 8 and Year 9]
  • 12.15pm- 1.00pm Lunch 2 [ Year 7 , Year 10 , Year 11]


Our lunch menus are rotated and examples are shown here   

Students are only allowed to drink plain water in school, including in  packed lunches . This is because we are concerned about the effects on behaviour and health of high sugar drinks which many students bring to school each day. Any non-compliant drinks will be confiscated and disposed of.

Our Meal Deal offer consists of  a main meal and either a cake/cookie OR a bottle of water and is charged at £2.20 .

Additional items are available for students to purchase  outside of the meal deal offer and they will be charged accordingly.

Our free school meal offer is a  Meal Deal offer of  a main meal and either a cake/cookie OR a bottle of water . A Free School Meal is available at lunch time only.

Additional items are available for students to purchase  outside of the Free School Meal offer and they will be charged accordingly.

Water fountains are available in the food court for students to get  a drink or refill their personal water bottles at no charge.



If you are receiving certain benefits, a FREE tasty and nutritious school meal is available for your child – BUT YOU MUST APPLY!

Consider the benefits:

  • A free school meal for your child, which is good for their health and could help their learning.
  • Savings for you, worth over £350 a year.
  • Extra money for the school through Pupil Premium, worth at least £900 a year.

By registering your child for Free School Meals it means that school receives the extra money even if you don’t take up the free meal. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Do you qualify?

Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Checking whether you qualify and registering is really quick and easy – do it online at:  OFSM Application Form URL]

  • If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than £350 a year) and the school gets extra money to help your child and others in their class.
  • If you don’t want your child to have a free school meal they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify, and are registered, the school still gets the extra money.

In addition,  you can check and apply by going to and using the on-line checker – you will need your National Insurance number or Asylum Seekers support number and be in receipt of one of the income related benefits listed on the form

You will not need to complete this form if you are in receipt of housing benefit, just contact the housing benefits section and inform them your daughter is attending Holly Lodge . You can contact them on    0800 028 3697  or email  Alternatively, you can visit your local one-stop shop


Food allergen advice

At Holly Lodge,  we provide food throughout the school day for our pupils/students staff and visitors.

Our premises are regularly inspected by the Local Environmental Health Officer who uses the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to rate the hygiene standards of our school. The school catering company is responsible for the food provision at the school. Our catering manager is based in the school kitchen between 7.30am and 3.00pm.

Please contact the school office and make an appointment with your daughter’s Head of Year  if you would like to discuss any allergen or intolerance  issues your child may have.


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