School Meals

DSC_3194We are proud of the fact that we offer healthy school meals to all pupils. Meals are well-balanced and adhere strictly to Government legislation.

We have a Cashless Catering System. To download the Parental Consent Form, please click on the link above.

Pupils can pay cash into the machines in both dining rooms at any time, then simply use the reader at the counter which will automatically take the required money from their account. Parents and carers can still pay dinner money be cheque (payable to The Joseph Whitaker School – Please write your child’s name and tutor group on the reverse of the cheque). This can be given to the cashiers or to the main office and will be put onto your child’s dinner money account.

Hydration points are provided across the school, enabling pupils have frequent access to water.

Healthy Schools

Pupils and staff enjoy the wide variety of lunch options available, with a large number of pupils opting to buy their lunch from school. To see the menu please click on the following link:


2018 MENU

Parents and carers who feel they may be eligible for free school meals can apply by visiting or calling the local Free School Meals team on 01623 433433. If eligible, we will be notified by the team and from that date, your child will receive a daily free school meal to the value of £2.40. This will entitle your child to a healthy hot meal or sandwich, drink and biscuit or pudding.

healthy schools