Caterlink's Fresh Food Policy at Fareham Academy
90% of all the ingredients we use are fresh to ensure students have the opportunity to get a significant proportion of their daily nutritional intake from their School Meal.
Our Caterlink Fresh Food Policy surpasses the new government guidelines set by the School Food Trust. This legislation tells us what we can and cannot sell to the pupils in terms of food and drink.
The daily menu consists of one main course, a vegetarian option, a pasta bar with a choice of healthy sauces, jacket potatoes with fillings and a delicious variety of salad boxes, homemade rolls, sandwiches and filled baguettes which are made fresh every day. There is also a range of delicious hot and cold desserts focusing on fresh seasonal fruit.
Our drinks are fruit juice based with a fizz of spring water and the healthy break time snacks are homemade daily from fresh ingredients, sourced locally.
We use plenty of innovative ideas including ‘Special Days’ and ‘Seasonal Menus’.
The Kitchen is led by our Chef Manager, Lou, who is always on hand to listen to the students’ needs and suggestions. Lou and her team will always come up with new ideas to keep meal times enjoyable and fun.
Please be advised that unfortunately ParentPay does not give a decreasing balance on your child’s account at present. Students have been asked to check their accounts on a regular basis and inform parents of their running total. We are in the process of rectifying this with ParentPay.
Please note that all online payments need to be topped up before 11:00am or this will not appear on your child’s account until the following day.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Allergies and Intolerance
We are committed to working in partnership with our catering provider and providing meals for children needing special diets for medical requirements where possible. It is the student's responsibility to inform the catering team if they have an allergy.
Caterlink work closely with their suppliers and aim to be as accurate as possible, but it must be noted that they can only be guided by the information the suppliers provide, similar to the process of a parent catering for a child’s special diet.
It is essential that all parties concerned work together when providing a safe diet and that this is reviewed with every menu change, therefore if your child has an allergy, please complete the 'Allergy and Intolerance Form' and return it to the school reception to be passed on to the catering provider.
How do I credit my child's school meal balance?
Navigate to www.parentpay.com and log in.
Select the Pay for <child’s name> meals button with the symbol to credit your child’s school meal balance.
Complete the amount you wish to pay (within the minimum and maximum defined by your school).
Select Add to basket.
Select View basket and pay.
Review the order summary details and either:
Select Pay now (please note that the amount you are required to pay will be reduced by any credit you have in your Parent Account balance). Complete the secure checkout. You will be given a final opportunity to review your purchases prior to committing your card payment.
Select Pay using Parent Account (if you have sufficient funds in your Parent Account balance).
You will receive an onscreen notification when you have completed your payment