Before school and at break and lunchtimes, students have the option to buy meals from the either of the canteens or serving areas, or eat a packed lunch in the formal and informal dining areas around K Central.

Our school catering service is provided by Aramark.  We have an outdoor catering pod and sheltered eating area, a café in the Sixth Form Centre and use a cashless catering facility.

Aramark offer a wide choice of hot and cold items at all three service times which will allow your child a good choice of meals from a nutritionally analysed menu, sourced using local suppliers.  Menus will include a range of main meal options, vegetarian choices, pasta dishes, jacket potatoes, salad options and a wide choice of freshly prepared sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and fruit pots.

The cost of purchasing a two-course meal is £1.93 per day.

Cashless catering

The school uses a cashless catering system for all meals purchased in school.  This system offers many benefits, not least reduced queuing times and the ability for parents to have a degree of influence over what is being purchased via the option of online payment.

You can log in to your child’s ParentPay account.  Please contact the Finance Office if you need help with this [email protected] 

Please be aware that all payments for cashless catering are paid directly to Aramark, 250 Fowler Avenue, Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough, GU14 7JP.   Please note that payments will appear on your bank statement as ‘Aramark’.

Free School Meals

You can claim free school meals if you are in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit –  your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you are not already in receipt but are entitled please do apply.  You can apply online

The application guidelines and an application form are downloadable below. Please contact the academy office if you require any assistance with applying.

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Tewkesbury Academy
Ashchurch Road
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