Healthy Eating

Goodwin Academy is committed to healthy eating. Whole School Meals, a local catering company provide the catering services at the school. The menu rotates on a three week cycle with a main meat course, vegetarian option and dessert available every day using fresh local produce.

Please see their website for more information

The meals are balanced and nutritious; there are no pre-processed foods available. Students with food intolerances are catered for and the Snack Bar and vending machines offer hot and cold drinks and a number of healthy snacks.

The Dining Hall is open to students and staff at the following times:

  • Breakfast: 7.45am -8.30am
  • Break: 10.25am – 10.40am
  • Lunch: 12.20pm – 1.05pm

Breakfast Club

A range of breakfasts will be offered in the Canteen, and the service runs from 7.45am to 8.30am each morning. There is no need to pre-book, and you can dip in and out of the service as and when you require. For students receiving free school meals, this service will be free of charge. (If you think you may be entitled to free school meals, please contact the school office for an application form).

For all other students, please see the pricing structure below:

  • Buffet Style Breakfast Meal Deal – £1 Consisting of cereal, toast with jam and butter, fruit, yogurt and a drink.
  • Panini/Bacon Roll Meal Deal – £1.50 A panini or a bacon roll including a drink.
  • Panini/Bacon Roll – £1 A panini or a bacon roll without a drink.
  • Drinks – 80p Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Orange Juice

 

Free School Meals

The government provides funding for schools to support young people from lower income families to get the most from the educational opportunities we provide. For every child registered for Free School Meals, funding increases by £935 this year. With this money we can continue to improve our students’ learning experience and achievement.

Please register as soon as possible to make sure your child does not miss out on this funding.

Registering is quick and easy, so use the link below to check if you are entitled to Free School Meals:

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals

Or alternatively call 08458 247 247, select option 2 and state your national insurance number and date of birth. The operator will inform you immediately if your child/children are entitled to FSM.

Registering for Free School Meals will not affect any other benefits you are claiming. The link below is for downloading an application form if you are told that you are able to claim FSM. We also keep copies in the College office.

Free School Meals Form

Once you are registered, your child will be entitled to a free meal at lunchtime and we will receive an extra £935 for the year 20016-17 to further support our students’ education. If you would prefer your child to not have the school meals, they are welcome to continue as normal. We will still receive the extra funding, which is not affected by that decision.