Dear Parent/Carer

I write with important and exciting news about changes to the school meals service in Bruntcliffe Academy.

From September 2018 we will be joining with all other Trust Academies in a central contract with our new catering partner, Taylor Shaw. Taylor Shaw are a leading education catering specialist, currently operating services in over 800 schools, colleges and universities across the United Kingdom.

Their teams of expert chefs and managers will be supporting our fantastic catering teams in delivering a brand-new range of appealing food and drink at breakfast, break and lunchtime. Refurbishment of the catering areas with new initiatives to further reduce queue times are a high priority.

All of our menus will continue to be fully compliant with the government’s School Food Plan and Taylor Shaw will ensure that all students have a popular, healthy and affordable choice every day, with options to meet the needs of all age groups and those with notified special dietary requirements.

For further information on the menus and a full list of meal and item prices please visit Bruntcliffe Academy website.

If you currently provide food from home for your child, this is the ideal time to consider a school meal as an alternative, as we know that the new menus and systems will be popular with students and offer you good value for money.

We are now operating cashless catering and with regard to this, full guidance on activating and operating your account is available at Please contact the academy on 01132 523225 should you have difficulties with the activation process or have any special circumstances in this respect.

For students entitled to free school meals there will be no change to the current arrangements other than the daily allowance automatically credited for each student will be increased to £2.40 per day.

We have planned extensively for the new school meals arrangements, however, as with all major new initiatives and changes in school, we do ask for your patience and support in making this transition as successful as possible.

Yours faithfully

Mr A Ryder

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