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. We do not accept cash payments.

If you require your login details, please email

Parents/carers need to ensure their child’s lunch account is topped up so it remains in credit (Low Balance Alert can be set in ParentPay under Communications – Alert Settings).

How to use the Restaurant (Biometrics)

We use Biometric ID (finger ID) scanning to link students to their payment accounts. Students scan their finger at the till to deduct monies from their account.

To provide consent for use of your child’s Biometric Information, please read the Guidance document below (blue button) before completing the Consent Form below (red button).

Current Menu & Christmas Dinner Menu

At lunch, students can choose between main meal or vegetarian option as well as a choice of baguettes. There is a set price of £2.10 for a two course meal which includes an option of pudding or fruit. Students may bring a packed lunch if they prefer. Students should bring a refillable bottle for water (no other drinks are served in the Restaurant).

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.