We have two lunch times: 11.45 for Years 7 and 8, 12.30 for Years 9,10 and 11. When Year 7 and 8 have lunch, the other year groups have Period 4, and then this reverses.
One Year group will be in the canteen at a time. The others will be on their yards, and called in when the canteen has emptied.
Bags are now allowed in the canteen.
The whole year group will go in together. Packed lunch students can take their seats as they go in.
Lunchtime One: Year 7 will go first, followed by Year 8 for the first half term.
Lunchtime Two: Year 11 will go first, followed by 10 and then 9 for the first half term. This will change in October.
Students will pay for their lunch by saying their name to the ladies on the till and the account will be charged. We will not use the usual finger print system for the foreseeable.
Our system has photos of students for verification. (Year 7 photos will be taken as soon as we can). A member of staff will supervise the queues to ensure students know what to do and to verify names.
Year 7 will take longer than other years, as they take time to get used to the choices available and the payment systems. We will allow for this, and help them as much as we can.
Parents can load money on to accounts using Parentpay. As this is not always possible for every household, we do have machines in school which can be used. Hand sanitiser is provided next to the machines. Students will have access to these machines during their lunch break.
We will show Year 7 how to use the machines on Day One.
We will take finger prints from Year 7 on Day One, even though we are not using this system. If we do return to finger prints, we will be prepared.
Students on FSM have their accounts credited each day.
Students who wish to bring packed lunch will go into the canteen with their year group. The year group will all move to the canteen together and then go to their yard using the one way system. There is plenty seating available in the canteen for students and they can choose where to sit and who to sit with.
We ask that students take back their trays and put their rubbish in the bin before leaving.
Staff are on hand to show students how to queue and how to move through the choices.
There are always hot and cold choices available.
We may review these systems in the first few days to ensure everyone’s safety and to ensure all students have time to eat their lunch.Students can eat between lessons and we advise all students bring water to school.
Years 7, and 8 will be asked to line up on the yard on the bell at the end of their lunch.
Year 9 will be in the canteen at the end of lunch and will be dismissed from there.
Years 10 and 11 will move themselves on the bell.
The next bulletins will be about equipment and breakfast and homework club.
There are other arrangements in place for a wet lunch using the hall and the canopied yards. Students will be informed about these arrangements in September.