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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 academy office, and the money can be transferred to a new card. A charge will be made for a replacement card.

We ask parents and students to make the catering team aware of any known allergies to food / drinks.

Weekly Menus

Week one menu

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Cumberland sausage,
mash potatoes, vegetables
and gravy
Tandoori chicken
wrap, sweet potato
Beef Bolognaise spaghetti,
garlic bread
Chicken pie,
mashed potato
and vegetables
Oven baked fish chips and baked beans/peas

Week two menu

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Beef lasagne with garlic bread and salad Chicken stir fry with noodles Cheese burger wedges and bbq beans Roast chicken, roast potatoes, veg and gravy. Oven baked fish chips and baked beans/peas

Week three menu

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Hunters chicken, herb potatoes and sweetcorn Meatballs with tomato sauce and pasta Roast beef, roast potatoes, veg with Yorkshire puddings Ham and pineapple pizza bun with hot wedges and homemade coleslaw Oven baked fish chips and baked beans/peas

Everyday there is a different special or a choice of :

Chicken Curry Pot, Cheese pizza slice, chicken breast in a bun with lettuce, quorn burger with cheese slice and tomato sauce, vegetarian sausage in a bun, bacon roll, breaded goujon  in a tortilla wrap with bbq  sauce and lettuce.


Jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings (cheese, baked beans or tuna).
Bread rolls, wraps or sandwiches with a choice of fillings (Ham, chicken, cheese, tuna mayonnaise. All freshly made with or without salad.
Fresh Fruits and Yogurts: Apple, banana, grape pots, low fat yogurts.

Also drinks are available: Plain and flavoured bottled water.

Opening times

Time Food available
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m Food orders taken at the student entrance
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m Snacks and drinks
12:25 p.m. – 12:50 p.m Lunch menu including hot meals, snacks and drinks
2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m Snacks and drinks

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