At The William Allitt Academy all food cooked on-site is prepared by our qualified and experienced catering team. Students have a choice of 2 cafeterias serving a wide selection of fare at morning break and lunch time.
The school has worked hard to provide a wide selection of healthier alternatives for sale in the dining room. We also promote healthy eating issues in lessons. We encourage students who are bringing a packed lunch to school to make a healthy selection too. Please be aware that glass containers should not be used for reasons of safety.
We have a cashless payment system for all meals and snacks purchased in school. Each student has a personal account from which payments can be taken using a biometric based computer system. Money can be added to the students accounts using ParentPay or using one of the cashpoints in school. More information about our Online Payments can be viewed here
Free School Meals
Parents are reminded that those children who are entitled to free school meals should make an application to Derbyshire County Council, Tel: 01629 536481 or email; https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/schools/your-child-at-school/meals/school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx
The Senior Hall provides a delicious, varied and nutritional lunch for students and staff with the menus rotating on a 3 week cycle. There is an extensive choice of freshly cooked food on offer daily. The lunchtime menu includes a choice of three hot meals including a vegetarian choice, a salad bar, homemade soup, fresh baked bread, four dessert options plus fresh fruit and yoghurts. Items can be purchased individually or as part of a Meal Deal (Main meal, dessert and a drink) for added value.
In addition to our weekly menus, we also have a number of themed menus linked to particular dates and events, for example Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and a pancake bar for Shrove Tuesday.
The Junior Hall provides a lighter option, which includes a selection of pre-packed sandwiches, made to order baguettes, pasta pots, salad bar, fruit, snacks and drinks.
At break the Senior Hall is open for students to purchase a wide range of snacks and drinks including pizza, baguettes and bacon cobs.
The Junior Hall is also open serving croissants, crumpets, pasta pots and more.