Catering

Main Meal £1.90

Meal Deal (Main + Dessert or Fruit £2.30 after September 2018)

Healthy Choices on the Menu:

Carbohydrates provide us with slow releasing energy so all meals are based around a carbohydrate, such as; read, pasta, rice or potatoes. Choose wholegrain carbohydrates over white, as they’re full of fibre which is going to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Look for sandwiches made with wholemeal bread or wraps priced from £1.25, available at both break and lunch. At lunch we’re also offering you a pasta king option, with a different choice of sauce each day for only £1.70 (or £2.20 meal deal with a Bottle of Water). Often pasta sauces bought in supermarkets are loaded with sugar, so make sure you always check the packaging, but pasta king sauce is designed for schools so low in sugar, salt and fat! There’s also smaller chilled pasta pots available at both break and lunch, which are perfect for a healthy snack (75p).

Everyday there are a range of protein sources available, with options for both vegetarians and meat eaters. Protein is an important nutrient that provides our bodies with amino acids which help build muscles. Why not try our BBQ chicken wings at break time, they’re very tasty, full of protein and only £1 per portion.

Remember to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day, we all know that’s the target but only 26% Adults & 16% Children eat the recommended 5-a-day. All main meals served at lunch time are served with vegetables, and they’re priced at £1.90 (or £2.20 meal deal with desert or fruit pot). This means you can get a roast dinner every Wednesday for only £1.90, which includes 2 or your 5-a-day. Fruit is available at breakfast, break and lunch with fruit pots priced at 95p and whole fruits, such as a banana, only 50p. Another great way to boost fibre, but also full of vitamins to keep the body functioning & support immune function. Every day there is a selection of salads available from the salad bar (£1.20 for a box of salad or add a choice of protein such as ham or cheese for an additional 55p).

Stay hydrated throughout the day by picking up a bottle of water for 60p, or if you fancy something a little sweeter, why not try a milkshake to boost your intake of calcium (viva 65p). All of our fruity drinks are made with at least 45% fruit juice and no added sugar (Radnor 85p).

We’re always interested to hear your feedback on the menu, so please let the team know your opinions, and tell us if there’s something else you would like to see!

DNEAT Nutritionist | Pupil and Parent Engagement| Chartwells 

Cashless Catering

The Open Academy uses a biometric finger reading system for use with its cashless catering system. We wish to make it clear that the OnRecord solution being used by the Academy does not store fingerprint images and is widely used in other schools/academies.

Money can be loaded onto the cashless system either by cheque (to the Open Academy Finance Office) or by loading money onto one of the two money loaders that we have in the main atrium at the Academy.

Cash is not paid when purchasing food. Instead, the student uses the finger reading system at the till. A photograph of the student appears at the till allowing the till operator to match the student to the photograph. A photograph of the student appears on the till operator’s screen and they are able to debit the cost of the food/drink from the Student’s account. If the student is entitled to a Free School Meal the cost will be debited from this first with any remaining cost being deducted from the student’s account.

The Open Academy has chosen this system for the following reasons:

  • To eradicate any distinction between students receiving or not receiving free school meals
  • To reduce bullying of students for monetary gain
  • To allow parents/carers to monitor what their child is eating, if required.

If you would like further information regarding this please contact the Finance Office.

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