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Eating at the College


Aspens, the College’s caterers, provide healthy hot and cold food at break and lunch time.  The school menu below refreshes for Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons.


Aspens Allergen Policy

Cashless Catering

We operate a cashless catering system.  Students who are not registered can register during break or lunchtime by visiting Reception.

Accounts are managed on-line here: cashless catering (ParentMail).

Free School Meals

You can make an application on-line to Cambridgeshire County Council for free school meals.  Their system will check your child’s entitlement to free school meals and if they are eligible for the secondary school clothing allowance.  To apply, please follow this link: Cambridgeshire County Council Free School Meals.

Alternatively, paper copies are available by contacting the Education Welfare Benefits service on 01223 703200.

Children from households with lower incomes may be entitled to free school meals. School children who are eligible for free school meals are entitled to a two course meal worth £2.35 each day and will save around £400 per year per child.

Our cashless catering system automatically adds daily credit of £2.35 to your child’s account, which can be spent at break or lunch time. The system does not identify the pupil as receiving free school meals when paying for their meal, so the process is completely private. Additional money can also be added to top-up their account or pay for other activities – as with any other pupil.

When you apply for free school meals, you will also allow your school to receive Pupil Premium – extra money to support children from families on lower incomes.

Please note – even if you do not use the free school meal allowance, the school benefits, so if you can apply, we urge you to do so.

Who is eligible?

All children who are at school under 19 at the start of the academic year (4 September 2015) and are claiming or have parents who are claiming one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit but who are not entitled to working tax credit and whose annual income (assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) does not exceed £16,190
  • Guarantee element of state pension credit

How to apply

You can apply online or find more information at:

You can also complete the attached form and return it by: post, email or hand it into school in a sealed envelope (we will send it on for you).

Free School Meals Application Form

Please follow this link to download the form for Pupil Premium Funding Pupil-Premium-Funding

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