Catering Information & Useful Links
Catering at HPAK
The lunch catering service is provided by Chartwells, part of the Compass Group. Chartwells are a well-established and experienced school caterer. The service is provided under contract with Harris Federation.
A typical lunch-time food offering.
Allergies and food intolerances
Chartwells never use nuts or any products containing nuts as an ingredient within their food offer but may carefully use products with a ‘may contain’ declaration for nuts. All pupils suffering from a nut allergy should complete HPAK Academy Medical information.
If your child requires a special diet provision as a consequence of allergies or intolerance, you should download and complete the Medical Diet Request Form and return it as per the instructions. It is vital that you provide medical evidence of allergies/intolerances. It can take up to three weeks to process your special diet application and prepare a specific menu.
Here is a link to the Eatwell Guide (from Public Health England) – This provides a useful overview of what food groups make up a balanced and healthy diet.
Here is also a link to the NHS Change4Life guide - This provides a useful overview with healthy lunchbox ideas and food swaps.
Don't forget, if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 then they can get their lunchtime meal free of charge as part of the universal infant free school meal!
Your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child does not wish to eat free school meals, but is entitled to them, it's worth applying because for each child entitled to free school meals the Academy could receive funding to help with tuition, resources, coaching and extra assistance. Find out if your child is entitled to free school meals by accessing this link. The meal value is £2.24.
Chartwells Food Super Heroes
Chosen by over 25,000 Chartwells children – our Food Super Heroes are there to educate, excite and delight students every lunch time. Inspired by the high street, they're great for getting across nutrition messages at an early age through each character’s special powers. We’d like the characters to become well known to you too, so when your child mentions Sadie the Sweetcorn you’ll know exactly who they’re talking about!
Food Super Heroes are a cast of colourful characters who really come to life at lunchtime - It’s all part of feeding both your children and their imaginations.
Doc - The Kiwi knows just what the team needs to keep on top of its game. She helps our heroes stay healthy by boosting their immune systems and preventing illness.
Boss - The leader of the team, Boss the Banana’s fibre helps keep everything running smoothly. When our team gets stuck, the Boss is always around to get things moving again.
Brains - Packed full of iron to help growing minds work better, Brains the Broccoli is always on the ball to hatch perfect plans for the team.
The Pasta Pack - They are an unruly bunch, each with their own unique personality. Their wholegrain powers make them passionate with strong hearts, and they’ll stop at nothing to defend the team.
Sadie - Sadie’s an eager explorer who travels the world and loves to share stories of her exciting adventures. Sweetcorn is full of good stuff and can help you feel fuller for longer - which means less time snacking on bad stuff and more time to enjoy good stuff like exploring!