Contactless cards will be issued to all students on the first day to replace the use of fingerprint biometric readers. Please make sure your child’s ParentPay account has been topped up for students to be able to buy from the school canteen.
At HGHS we take our responsibility of catering for our students seriously.
We know it’s not just the food on the plate that is important but a real understanding of health and nutrition, but equally important is that we listen to what our students say about what they want to eat and how it is presented to them.
Our commitment and focus is to source our ingredients as locally as possible and provide varied menus that all our diners will enjoy.
We believe it’s important to listen to our diners and welcome feedback from our students, parents/carers and staff and as a consequence the menus provided will be periodically reviewed and changed from time to time.
We operate a three-week rolling menu. Please note, this is subject to change.
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FOOD ALLERGEN INFORMATION
The school catering team has provided information about 14 allergenic ingredients used in foods that are sold by them or provided within the school.
Food allergens cannot be removed by cooking. That why it’s essential to check and ask for allergen information, to make sure that the food you eat is safe for you.
Food allergens can be life-threatening.
If you have a food allergy, the only way you can manage it is to avoid the foods that make you ill.
Please speak to a member of the school catering team if you need information about the allergens In your food.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you get any of the following:
- 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Please note that our canteen is cashless. All payments should now be made via ParentPay online or at a Paypoint facility. Should you require further information, please contact the school.
The default daily limit for canteen purchases is £5. Parents should email the finance office on email@example.com if they would like to alter the daily limit. Students with a debt over £2.50 will not be allowed to purchase more food and we request that parents / carers monitor the balance regularly. Email and text alerts can be set up to do this by going to Profile > Alert Settings in your ParentPay account.