The dining rooms operate a cafeteria system with a choice of menu provided by our contracted catering company "Chartwells", who have a five star rating for hygiene.
School lunches have a wide and varied selection to choose from. A meal deal currently costs £2.30 and provides a nutritious and balanced main meal and dessert/drink.
The tutor requires a letter from parents to inform them that they wish their son/daughter to bring a packed meal. If a packed meal is brought it must be consumed in the dining area. Drinks may be brought for lunchtime consumption but they must be in an unbreakable container; glass bottles must not be brought into school.
Pupils who have lunch in school are not allowed to leave the premises during the lunch break.
Chewing gum and sweets must not be brought into school.
Cashless Catering System
Healing School operates a Cashless Catering System for school lunches.
You child's biometric details will be taken on the first day of the new term, only with a parents written consent. Built into the Cashless Catering System is an overdraft facility. This allows for a pupil to go up to £2.50 overdrawn, should their balance be insufficient to pay for their lunch. They will be informed of this by the till operator, but will be allowed to take a lunch.
Methods of payment;
- Parents may continue to make payments by cheque at the school (cheques should be made payable to 'Healing School').
- Pupils may use top-up machines, using cash, located at key points around the school. Pupils will be shown how to operate these by their form tutor. These machines can also be used to check your balance.
We hope you will support us in achieving our goal to become a cashless school and reduce the workload on our staff. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously.
Parents may make payments by:
- Cash or cheque using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.
- ParentPay online using your credit or debit card.
Please notify the School Office if you wish to use the PayPoint facility. A plastic card will be issued to you to make cash payments for school meals at local PayPoint stores. The first card is free of charge; however, any lost or damaged cards will be charged at £2 each. Payment cards take about 2 weeks to arrive but we will issue a barcoded letter as an interim measure.
Making Secure Payments Online Using Your Credit or Debit Card
ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; the technology used is of the highest internet security available. You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our school, you can merge their accounts to create one login for all your children.
Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you've activated your account you can make online payments straight away.
PayPoint payments are recorded by ParentPay and can be seen by logging into your ParentPay account and viewing your payment history online.
For further information on ParentPay please visit www.parentpay.com or contact the school office.
School Food Standards
We still comply with the following school standards.
Fruit and Vegetables
|Not less than 2 portions per day per child, at least one of which should be salad or vegetables, and at least one of which should be fruit.|
|On the school lunch menu at least once every 3 weeks.|
Deep Fried Products
|Meals should not contain more that two deep fried products in a single week.|
|Should not be reformed or reconstituted.|
Confectionery and Savoury Snacks
|Not available through school lunches.|
Salt/Highly Salted Condiments
|Not available at lunch tables or at the service counter.|
|The only drinks available are water (still or fizzy), skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, pure fruit juices, yogurt and milk drinks with less than 10% added sugar, or a combination of these (e.g. smoothies).|
|Easy access to free, fresh, chilled drinking water.|