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School Meals

Food at Nelson Academy is produced and provided by our in-house catering team and is of a very high quality. All meals are nutritionally balanced and designed to appeal to children. Options available on a daily basis include a hot meal, salads, baguettes and jacket potatoes. Drinks can also be purchased in cartons.

A ‘complete meal’ is currently £2.40 per day, which includes a main course/baguette/jacket potato, pudding/biscuit/drink. 

Vegetarian meals are provided by arrangement, and special diets can also be catered for.

Provision is also made for pupils to have packed lunch sandwiches. Pupils may switch between an academy meal, packed lunch and home lunch for your convenience.

Please note that Nelson Academy is a cashless school so all school meals must be paid for using the Pupil Asset Parents app. Further information about this app is detailed on the Pupil Payment page on this website.

At morning break time, milk and homemade produce or fruit can be purchased from the canteen. You may also send your child with a biscuit or piece of fruit from home as a snack if you wish. No sweets are allowed.

Children in reception are provided with a snack through the National Fruit and Veg scheme.

All children of Reception and Key Stage 1 age are entitled to Free School Meals, as are Key Stage 2 children of families receiving Income Support or Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance. Families receiving Child Tax Credit but who are not entitled to a Working Tax Credit, may also be entitled. An application form for Free School Meals can be obtained from the academy office or parents can apply directly using the link below.