The Academy at Shotton Hall lunchtime service

Free School Meals and lunch menus

Lunchtime is always a busy affair at our school and with our 'Healthy Schools' award, you can be sure that there is always something that's good for you on the menu.   

Free school meals

If you are in receipt of any of the following, your child could be entitled to £2.30 which is credited to their dining account every day as well as free toast for breakfast and a piece of fruit at break time.

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • 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 Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

If you think you could be eligible, please complete the downloadable application form at the bottom of this page and return it to Reception.


All our students are entitled to a free breakfast every morning thanks to the government’s National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP). Students are entitled to porridge or a bagel for free, as well as other items available to purchase.

Free school meal students are also entitled to free toast. 

Breakfast club starts at 8am and finishes at 8.25am every morning.

The NSBP programme is delivered by the charities - Family Action and Magic Breakfast and will support 1,775 schools to start or improve existing breakfast provision.

Lunch menus

Week 1







Main meals

Chicken parmesan smothered in cheese sauce

Roast pork dinner with homemade Yorkshire pudding

Spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread

Roast beef dinner with homemade Yorkshire puddings

Deep fried crispy cod with chips

Traditional homemade corned beef pie

Pork and stuffing stottie

Homemade crispy battered cod fishcakes

Hot beef baguette

BBQ pulled beef wrap

Vegetarian option

Sweet tomato and basil spaghetti

Quorn korma with savoury rice

Homemade cheese and onion pasty

Spicy vegetable chilli with noodles

Quorn sausage pastry


Traditional steamed syrup pudding

Apple and black cherry crumble

Traditional steamed ginger pudding

Homemade chocolate crunch

Creamy rice pudding

Week 2







Main meals

Homemade Traditional savory mince beef with crispy dumplings

Roast turkey dinner served stuffing and homemade Yorkshire pudding

Chicken curry with rice and naan bread

Roast chicken dinner with Yorkshire pudding

Deep fried crispy cod with chips

Spicy paprika chicken strips with noodles

Turkey & stuffing stottie

Homemade steak and onion pie

Mexican sweet chilli chicken enchilada 

Breaded oven-baked pizza chicken

Vegetarian option

Traditional macaroni cheese

Cheese, onion and tomato quesadilla

Spicy quorn chilli-con-carne with rice

Homemade quorn pie

Cheese and tomato pizza


Iced rainbow sponge

Homemade chocolate and mandarin muffin

Homemade iced lemon cake

Traditional jam roly poly

Cornflake tart

Week 3







Main meals

Beef casserole with a crispy dumpling

Roast pork dinner with Yorkshire pudding

Spicy breaded chicken with curry and rice

Roast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding

Deep fried crispy cod with chips

Creamy chicken and bacon pasta bake

Pork and stuffing stottie

BBQ pulled pork wrap

Roast beef baguette

Beef or chicken burger

Vegetarian option

Cheese, red onion and tomato quiche

Quorn lasagne with garlic bread

Broccoli and cauliflower cheese bake

Italian style spaghetti Milanese served with salad

Spring rolls with curry sauce


Traditional chocolate sponge

Traditional  apple pie

Swiss roll

Sticky toffee pudding

Homemade oaty flapjack


Week 4







Main meals

Homemade traditional chicken casserole with crispy dumplings

Roast turkey dinner served with homemade yorkshire pudding

Homemade mince beef and potato pie 

Roast chicken dinner with homemade Yorkshire puddings

Deep fried crispy cod with chips

Italian style spaghetti carbonara 

Roast turkey and stuffing stottie

Indian style chicken korma served with rice 

Roast chicken stottie

BBQ chicken melt with cheese and bacon

Vegetarian option

Mushroom korma and rice wrap

Homemade cheese and onion pie

Quorn shepherd's pie

Vegetable pasta bake with garlic bread

Homemade cheese and tomato pizza


Traditional iced orange sponge

Strawberry cheesecake

Toffee apple crumble

Chocolate fudge cake

Jam sponge

Also available daily:

  • Filled jacket potatoes and sweet potatoes

  • A selection of baguettes, sandwiches, wraps, and salads

  • Homemade soup with a roll

  • Pasta with homemade sauces

For food allergies or intolerances please speak to a member of our staff about your requirements before ordering.