Working in partnership with Impact Foods, Harris Academy South Norwood is committed to providing a range of nutritious and affordable meals on a daily basis.
Break Times: There are a range of snacks and drinks available from the canteen at break times both hot and cold. Please see the full tariff by clicking menu at the bottom of the page.
Lunch times: There are always two main courses on the lunch time menu as well as a range of sandwiches and a salad bar. The daily Meal Deal can be bought for a cost of £2.60 and includes the main meal or vegetarian option plus a small drink and a pudding. Please see the full tariff by clicking menu at the bottom of the page.
Free School Meals
If you are claiming certain benefits then you may be entitled to claim a free school meal allowance for your child. This is a benefit that is worth over £400 a year to you and a funding benefit for the academy. We would therefore urge you to claim should you think you are entitled.
The easiest way to check is to visit the London Grid for Learning Free School Meal Eligibility Checker which can be found by clicking here
If you are eligible please can you download the certificate and send it to us. We will then make sure that your child receives the benefits that they are entitled to.
We are a cashless Academy so parents/carers will need to only use our e-payment method to pay for dinner money, trips, music lessons etc. This can be done online using a very secure website called ParentPay. ParentPay holds an electronic record of your payments to view at a later date.
Already have a ParentPay account?
If you already have a ParentPay account, either with the Academy or another ParentPay school, you can simply log in to that account and add your other children via the Add a Child tab on your home page. You will need the username and password below to do this.
New to ParentPay?
Activate your account using the username and password on the letter given to your child. You will be prompted to change these and to keep them safe and secure as your Username and Password for future logins. If you have two or more children at a ParentPay school, you only need to activate one account to create your ‘main account' and then add your other children via the Add a Child tab on your home page
Please visit www.parentpay.com and activate your account via the Account login area on the home page of the site. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.
The Academy does not accept cash payments for the canteen, trips or other items but if this is your preferred option we can provide you with a bar code that you can use at local stores where you see the PayPoint logo. You will still be able to see your balances via Parent Pay if you use this method.
Catering at this academy
The catering service is provided by Innovate, under Impact Foods. Innovate is a well-established and experienced school caterer. The service is provided under contract with Harris Federation.
Our menu has been created after extensive research into student preferences; it is also nutritious and compliant with all government guidelines.
The menu aims to offer more of what students want, including good food that can be eaten on the go as well as themed days to coincide with key dates such as Pancake Day, Burns Night, Diwali, etc.
The catering service includes an offering for breakfast, mid-morning break and lunch.
Here is a link to the Eatwell Guide (from Public Health England) – this provides a useful overview of what food groups make up a balanced and healthy diet.
- If your child has a special diet and/or certain food intolerances/allergies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals, the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance. Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by clicking here The meal value is £2.60.
Help and Assistance
Please contact email@example.com, if you need any assistance with any of the above.