Hot and cold meals can be ordered in advance via the fast track system. Students are encouraged to order and pre-pay for their food each morning via the fast track trolley, in the student entrance between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Students get their choice of meals, which are then prepared for them. When they arrive at the canteen, they simply collect their food.
All food is paid for via a ‘smart card’ system. This is where students can put their money onto an electronic card. They simply bring a cheque (made payable to ‘The Ockendon Academy’, with the child’s name and tutor on written on the back) or cash to the cash register along with their card, to top up. The money is then credited to their account.
If students lose their card, it can be cancelled by informing the school office, and the money can be transferred to a new card. A charge will be made for a replacement card.