Your child will have an account, which ‘stores’ their money and enables them to make their purchases in the cafeteria. Accounts can be topped up using cash at the 3 cash loaders which will read your child’s thumb and access their account. Two of the machines are outside the Dining Room and the other is close by. All accounts can be accessed with a PIN number that is specific to each student in the event of the thumb reader not working.
Students then use the thumb or finger that has been scanned to pay for food in the resturant. When your thumb is placed on a reader at the till your details appear on the screen – this means that it is impossible for someone else to use your child’s account as it is personal to them!
Students entitled to free school meals automatically get their account credited – their account is exactly the same as everyone else’s so no one can tell who is having a free meal entitlement.
Parents can easily get information about whether their child is eating a meal at school. We can send you details of exactly what your child is eating at lunchtime if you are worried about their eating habits or their diet.
School meals at Barnsley Academy are provided by Caterlink who are committed to listening to feedback from customers and acting on it.
To view our 2016/17 menu please click on the following links
Menu Sept 2016/17
Complete Tariff Sept 2016/17
Tariff Cold Selection 2016/17
Tariff Meal Deals 2016/17
Tariff Morning Breaks 2016/17