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Academy Life

Academy Catering

Under normal circumstances, the academy canteen is open before the start of the academic day, at break time and lunchtime for students to purchase a range of hot and cold food and drinks. The dining room offers a pleasant, supervised environment where students can eat meals purchased from school or packed lunches brought from home. Bournville operates a cashless payment system and pupils entitled to free school meals can use their allowance at break or lunch time.


The Trust uses Aspens as their catering provider; a well-established and reputable catering company specialising in catering in schools.


Further information on Aspens can be found at:

Adaptations to Catering during COVID-19

From March 2021 we will be offering all students a hot meal.  Each year group will enter the canteen at a different time, and will sit separate from other year groups and with their own form “bubble”.  In between each year group’s time surfaces will be cleaned as part of our COVID precautions.


In order to purchase food from the canteen, students will need to have money ‘loaded’ onto their account via ParentPay. Students will not be able to pay with cash as we are going to be running a cash-less system.  Students who are entitled to free school meals will be given a meal as usual.


We will also be providing every student with a bagel each morning. This will be free of charge. Students will eat their bagel in their homeroom as part of a ‘family breakfast’