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Catering

Greenshaw provides an excellent cafeteria service with a wide choice of healthy foods and drinks.

If a student has a special dietary requirement on medical grounds, the school should be informed in writing so that any necessary arrangements can be made.

The cafeterias are open before school for breakfast, at break time, lunch time and after school until 4.00pm from Monday to Friday.

Students living close to the school with a parent at home to receive them may request home lunches. No students, apart from those who have a lunch pass, are free to leave the school premises during the lunch period. Applications for students to do so on a particular day must be made by parents in writing.

The school dining hall will now be open until 4pm, Monday to Friday. There will be sandwiches, cakes and drinks on sale for those students who remain in school. We no longer accept cash payment for these.

Catering price increase

The price of a main meal in the Greenshaw cafeterias has been maintained at the same level since 2012. However, the cost of ingredients, delivery and staffing have increased significantly in this period and the catering manager has worked hard to secure the best prices and savings from our suppliers to enable them to maintain the current prices. We are now unable to sustain the current prices and need to bring our charging structure in line with other schools. However, we are delighted to be able to decrease the price of fresh fruit, water and salad. A new tariff of prices came into effect from 1st September 2017. These can be downloaded below.

Cashless system

The school operates a biometric cashless catering system. For security reasons, the daily spending limit for all students has been set at £6.00. This can be increased if requested. Each student has their own account and money can be added by logging onto the school website and making a payment online using a credit or debit card.

Greenshaw High School has become a cashless school. From 1st September 2017, the school finance office moved to an area of the school which is inaccessible to students. We have reduced the number of revalve machines over the summer and will retain only one for the autumn term – this will be removed completely during the Christmas break. Payment for meals, trips and books can now only be made online into a student account via the Scopay system.

If parents/carers do not have access to this system, please email finance@greenshaw.co.uk for a link code to set up an account.

Free school meals

The free school meal entitlement is £2.60. It is credited to the student’s lunch account on a daily basis. This amount can only be spent on that day at lunch time, it is not available for break. (NB. Any unspent allowance will not be transferred to the following day). More money can be added to the student’s account by the method mentioned above.

Healthy eating

The new dining area is open and we have made changes changes to the dining facilities and arrangements at Greenshaw. Our main aims are to embed healthier eating habits and encourage more social interaction between students at mealtimes. To support these aims, we have reduced the ‘grab and go’ offering that is available at lunchtime and encourage students to make healthier meal choices and to sit and eat their meals with their peers. A salad bar, jacket potatoes, a hot main meal with a vegetarian option, a pasta bar and a selection of sandwiches and wraps are available. We have also installed additional water coolers. This will encourage all students to ensure that they have water bottles with them and fill them during break times so that they keep well hydrated throughout the day.

We have moved to a split lunchtime, with Years 7 and 8 on the first sitting and Years 9, 10 and 11 on the second. All three of our dining spaces have been freshly decorated and offer a more inspirational space for students to eat and socialise in.

Parents/carers can view the meal choices that students have made through their Scopay account, allowing them to have a conversation regarding their choices. With guidance from home and at school, we hope to improve the way students are eating and the habits they form.