School Meals

There is a wide range of food available at break time and lunchtime; hot meals are provided in the main dining area and quicker meals, including snacks, can be found in our deli.

At Judgemeadow we cater for all dietary needs and requirements; halal, meat and vegetarian options are provided. Meals are selected with pupil involvement and menus are reviewed regularly by the Health Co-ordinator and Cook Supervisor with input from Student Council representatives. Our catering team often produce menus in celebration of international events and festivals: for instance, on European Day of Languages, pupils were given the option to purchase French pastries. Oriental dishes were also served on Chinese New Year.

Pupils have access to fresh drinking water at drinking stations throughout the college.


Nutritional school food Standards


Food prepared by the college catering team complies with the Government School Foods Standards which seek to ensure healthy, tasty and nutritious food and drink is provided for all.


Cashless Catering

The college operates a cashless catering system. All pupils are issued with an ID card which allows them to purchase food from our dining facilities. The cost of a school meal for pupils is £2.05.

Credit can be placed onto the card in the following ways:

    • Via coins and notes paid into one of the two cash machines located in the college – the machines do not accept 1p’s, 2p’s or 5p’s
    • Via a cheque made payable to Judgemeadow Community College. This should be placed in an envelope addressed to the Judgemeadow Finance Office, with the pupils name and form enclosed. Pupils should then place the envelope into the grey Post Box at student reception. If posted before 8.30am the Finance Office will credit the card for that day. It is also be possible to make payments online with a credit or debit card through Letters have been sent to all parents/carers with a username and password. If you did not receive a letter, or it has been misplaced, please contact the college and we will send you a replacement

If a child receives a free school meal the credit will be automatically placed onto the card by the College. Parents can choose to credit further monies if required.  When your child visits the dining area and buys food, credit will be deducted from the card.


Free School Meals

One in five students in England are entitled to a free school meal. On average a family with 2 children spends over £600 per school year on school meals so it’s well worth checking out your entitlement. For more information please view our free school meals page.


Even if you don’t want the free school meals we would still encourage you to apply. The more children in school who are entitled to free school meals, the more funding the school will get – this will benefit all Judgemeadow students.


School Menu

You can view our fortnightly school menu here

Our meat is halal certified. You can view our halal certification here