School Meals

Cashless Catering (Online Payments)

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At The Bulwell Academy we run a cashless catering system. Parents/carers pay for school meals, trips and other items using our online payments system, ParentPay.

If you require your login details, please email

Covid-19 Update
Reduced Menu & No Cash!

Update 7 September: We have had to reduce the menu further to allow for meals to be served quickly to students. We are currently updating our ordering procedures and will be moving to Menu Selection on ParentPay. Students will now select a Main and 2nd Course (pudding, fruit or water) for the a single fixed price of £2.10.

From September 2020, we will be operating a reduced menu in the Restaurant (see link above):

  • There will be no Breakfast or Break-time service.
  • Free toast will be provided at Break and students may bring their own snacks. All rubbish should be deposited in the bins.
  • Students will order their meals during the Registration process.
  • Students may bring a Packed Lunch if they prefer.

Due to Covid-19, we can no longer accept cash within school. Payment for meals needs to be made using ParentPay (or by cheque to The Bulwell Academy). Students will not be able to use the cash machines in the Restaurant or the Biometric ID (fingerprint ID) scanners.

All parents/carers have been sent their activation codes or username reminders for their ParentPay account. Parents/carers need to ensure their child’s lunch account is topped up ready for September 2020, and keep an eye on their child’s balance to ensure that funds are available (Low Balance Alert can be set in Communications – Alert Settings).

For ParentPay queries, please email

Free School Meals

To check to see whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals, please click on the Nottingham City Council link below for details of how to apply.

If your child is eligible, the Pupil Benefits Team will notify us and we will update our records to ensure that your child receives their allowance for Free School Meals.