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Five Acres High School


Five Acres High School provides an excellent Canteen service with a wide range of healthy foods, drinks and snacks.

If a student has a special dietary requirement on medical grounds, the school should be informed in writing so that any necessary arrangements can be made.

The Canteen is open before school for breakfast, at break time, lunchtime and after school until 3.15pm from Monday to Friday.

Cashless system

The school operates a cashless catering system. Each student has their own account and money can be added onto their account by logging onto ParentPay to make a payment and making sure the monies are allocated to the correct place within the system.

Free School meals

The free school entitlement is £2.75 which cannot be spent at Breakfast Club. (NB. Any unspent allowance will not be transferred to the following day). Extra money can be added to the student’s account by the method mentioned above.


Please make sure students have credit on their canteen account as overspends cannot be authorised. If you would like to put a limit on your student’s account please email the Catering Manager,, with the maximum amount you would like them to spend over the day.

Healthy eating

At Five Acres High School, our main aims are to embed healthier eating habits and encourage more social interaction between students at mealtimes. To support these aims, we encourage students to make healthier choices and sit and eat their meals with their peers. We have a water cooler within the canteen and in the hub, to encourage students to bring in reusable water bottles and fill them during break times, so they keep well hydrated throughout the day.

We do have a menu cycle however due to the current situation with food supplies the menus could change at short notice. As well as the main meal menu cycle we do have a range of 'grab and go' items, snack items, fresh fruit, salad pots, sandwiches and a selection of cold drinks that are served at morning break and at lunchtime. 

Menu - September 2023

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