Students are encouraged to make healthy choices, supported by a range of available food options

School Meals

Students are encouraged to stay on site during lunch to participate in a variety of clubs. They also have the opportunity to go out into the community

Mellors are the school’s catering provider. Information about Mellors can be found by visiting their website -

Their lunchtime offer includes:

  · Freshly prepared daily chef’s choice meals with meat and vegetarian options.

  · A Street Food style menu.

  · Italian Eats including pasta and pizza.

  · Jacket potatoes, sandwiches, wraps and salads.

  · A range of homemade biscuits, tray bakes and cakes.

  · Fresh fruit pots and whole fruits.

  · A range of cold drinks.

The two-course meal deal price is £2.60 from April 2024.

Opening Times

Morning break: 11.10 – 11.25 (Wednesday 11.15-11.30)  
Serving hot and cold breakfast items.

Lunch service: 12.25 – 1.15

6th Form Café: 9.00 – 1.30
Hot and cold snacks served throughout the day. 

A school meals newsletter, the general menu, and menu for the first 3 weeks is available to download below.

Payment of School Lunch via ParentPay 


Mellors use an online cashless payment system, called ParentPay, for the payment of school meals.  Cash is no longer accepted at school.  


ParentPay accountare topped up by parents and carers. Payment is then deducted from the ParentPay account when a purchase is made. The system uses facial recognition or a PIN code for identification and payment purposes. 


As an alternative, or in addition to using ParentPay, payments can also be made at the till service points using a bank card, smartphone or smartwatch. 


ParentPay login details have been sent to all lower school students; please check your emails for 22 March 2024. 


If you haven’t received ParentPay login details, or you are a 6th form student who would like to pay via ParentPay, please contact the finance office.  


If you have an existing ParentPay account with North Tyneside Council or another ParentPay school, you can login to that account and add a child via the ‘Add a child’ button on the home page. You will need the activation username and password, shown on the ParentPay login letter. 


If you are new to ParentPay, please visit to register, using the details shown on the ParentPay activation letter. 


Students who are entitled to free school meals will remain anonymous as all student accounts are accessed in the same way. Your child's account is credited with £2.60 per day when they are in school.  Additional purchases or overspends on the £2.60 credit will need to be paid for by the student or parent using your ParentPay account or making payment via bank card, smartphone or smartwatch in school at the time of purchase.  


For guidance on how to top up your ParentPay account, please visit How to make a payment – Parent Support ( 


You may be eligible for free school meals. Please follow the link below, to check your eligibility and apply 

Free school meals | North Tyneside Council 


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