Meals & Lunchtime

Everest Community Academy has catering contractors who will provide meals to students and staff during break and lunch time.  No student is allowed off site during these times unless it is for a specific reason and we have had prior notification from the student’s parent/carer.

School meals are provided on a cafeteria basis: break is for 20 minutes and lunch 35 minutes.  Students are encouraged to sit in the dining hall during lunch time and especially during inclement weather.  There are a number of picnic benches for students to use if the weather is fine and we encourage students to go outside for some fresh air before returning to the classroom.  There is also an opportunity for students to purchase something to eat between 8.00 and 8.30a.m.

Parents/carers on one of the following are entitled to claim free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, that does not exceed £14,155.  Parents who receive Working Tax Credit in addition to Child Tax Credit do not qualify for free school meals.
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

An application form for Free School Meals can be obtained from reception.

Encouraging Healthy Choices

Eden Foodservice is committed to providing nutritious school meals. We take a holistic approach to health and well being, making lunch time tasty, enjoyable and great value for money.

Focus on Nutrition

We employ a Registered Nutritionist who analyses our menus and ensures they are packed full of essential Nutrients and meet all of the most recent Government Nutritional Standards.

Taking a Hands on Approach

At Eden Foodservice our people are our key ingredient which is why we provide ongoing training, development opportunities and support for all team members.

If you need any further information regarding our school meals, please do not hesitate to contact our onsite Catering Manger who will be delighted to assist with your enquiry. You can also visit our website