Provider: The catering service at Salford City Academy is provided by Caterlink Ltd.

Catering Information: Children and young people need the right balance of food and nutrients to grow and develop. A healthy nutritious lunch gives students the energy to concentrate in class and cope with the demands of the day. Our catering service provides a variety of healthy food at breakfast, break time and lunch. These refreshment times also provide our students with the opportunity to develop social skills whilst enjoying eating with other students.

Allergens: In December 2014 – the Food Information Regulations 2013 came into effect which require all food businesses to provide customers with more information relating to the food served. A poster is displayed in the dining hall. It advises pupils with any questions relating to allergens to speak with a member of the Caterlink staff in the dining hall.

Menus and Prices:  Our food options offer excellent value for money. A sample of the menus are available at the bottom of the page.  Please note – items available are subject to availability, menu options and may be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. A normal school meal is £2.35

Cashless Catering: The Academy uses a biometric cashless catering system and students access their allocated accounts by using finger scan identification. Student accounts must be in credit in order to purchase food and/or drinks – as cash payments are not accepted.

Packed Lunches: Students are permitted to bring in their own packed lunch. Parents / carers are encouraged to provide packed lunches which have the right balance of food and nutrients and should not include crisps (or similar), chocolate bars (or similar), chocolate coated biscuits or sweets. Fizzy drinks are not permitted.

Free School Meals:  Entitlement to Free School Meals (FSM) is subject to local authority approval (based on current legislation). The FSM allowance covers the cost of a standard meal and is only available at lunchtime. Additional funds should be added if your child wishes to purchase other items.  

Further information, and how to apply, for Free School Meals can found on the City of Salford’s website (click here) or by telephone on  0161 909 6508.

Registering for free school meals can help the Academy - If your child is eligible for free school meals, it's worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch This is because schools receive a 'pupil premium' - an extra payment for each eligible child which they can spend on useful services. 


Free School Breakfast: We are delighted to offer a FREE Breakfast provision in school for our children. The breakfast, that is provided by the National School Breakfast Programme runs from (insert times) and includes bagels and a variety of cereals.  The National School Breakfast Programme is funded by the Department for Education and run by Family Action to support schools in England to provide children with a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day. Family Action is committed to supporting child development, and believe a healthy school breakfast, without barrier or stigma, can set up children to succeed and give them the very best chance to learn. In a normal school year, schools are open just over half the year (taking into account weekends and school holidays). This means even where breakfast is available within school, children are still having breakfast at home almost 50% of the time. Below you will find tips, ideas, information, recipes, videos and quizzes to make breakfast time an easy part of your morning routine at home.


Further Information:

We have now finished our dining room expansion and we are back to a full menu. Please see below

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