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18/04/18

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Our next book review is now up! Filmed at Tales on the Rye- the school bookshop created in collaboration with https://t.co/8ZVGXTvZhL

05/04/18

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The Uncracked Code has been flying off our shelves. We also had it reviewed by students Watch here! https://t.co/UtasEu3AhR

03/04/18

Congratulations to the fantastic speakers at the "Speak Out" Challenge Regional Final last week. And especially worthy winner Omotola from . Our own Hafsa (pictured) was the fabulous MC! https://t.co/7IQkOTuBL2

29/03/18

Our girls raised £126.38 for by bringing in spare copper coins. Great work everyone... 289,000 children under five die each year due to illness linked to dirty water. We're raising money for water, toilets, hygiene https://t.co/drTuTb8qXB

28/03/18

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A big thank you to Chris Brown and the team for hosting a brilliant Southwark Regional Final this evening!

28/03/18

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"The ability to speak and articulate your thoughts and ideas is essential in life" Thank you Carrie Senior Head of for your very warm welcome tonight.

28/03/18

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The team make running the Southwark challenge a piece of cake. 😉 https://t.co/UZO864q6cL

28/03/18

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Here's our amazing MC for tonight's event, last year's Southwark Champion Hafsa from https://t.co/jd5GAKjozb

28/03/18

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Southwark's turn tonight for a Regional Final . Hafsa Ahmed, last year's Champ, will be our MC for the evening. Come and support Southwark's young speakers! https://t.co/c2dP754eP4 https://t.co/tij38KHwKW

28/03/18

Pics from our Staff vs Students and matches last week to raise money for . Yes, there were questionable tactics and variable talent on display throughout(!) but everyone had a great time... bring on next year's rematch. https://t.co/fP07uwq0TS

27/03/18

Year 7 are really enjoying their project with on understanding national identity and Britishness. See our new national flags and anthem at https://t.co/SWeN391OMz https://t.co/FzgX8KlvqJ

15/03/18

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Sneak preview new exhibition - The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles thanks to for an inspired resource, curated by yr9 students, and nearly ready to open debate around missing histories in our curriculums https://t.co/5sIJj0bm1L

14/03/18

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‘Arts are key in transforming lives’ Karen Elsea

14/03/18

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Excited to be attending the APPG for art and design education at the Houses of Parliament today. A range of interesting conversations on the agenda

13/03/18

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Just delivered a red box full of sanitary protection donated by generous folk to - it’s very satisfying to volunteer as coordinator! Saying with ! https://t.co/7izm4nLCud

13/03/18

We're honoured to have received THREE educational outcomes awards for 2017 from - for being in the top 20% of schools for student attainment, the top 10% for student progress, and for the great performance from pupils eligible for the pupil premium. Great work everyone! https://t.co/Gif0qRfXq5

13/03/18

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Great year 4 benchball festival today A huge thank you to our sports leaders from you girls were fantastic!! 👏🙌🏐🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼 https://t.co/HlAFIHFyG2

13/03/18

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A big well done to our Year 4 benchball winners.... 💪🙌🏐🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼🏆 https://t.co/ydRD42DnuX

11/03/18

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Fantastic listening to male feminists and their experiences Calum - speaking on challenging the curriculum

11/03/18

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Sharing what we will do to make change for progress. Ayat wants to start a feminist club inclusive of both students from and get in touch! https://t.co/J2ZahyX29i

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Meals

Our canteen offers brightly coloured seating areas with a choice of tables, chairs, stools and bar-top areas.

There’s a variety of tasty, healthy 'dish of the day' choices, on a three-week cycle, including meat and vegetarian main options such as:

  • Three Cheese Tortellini with Tomato and Crème Fraiche
  • Moroccan Tagine of Lamb with Cous Cous
  • Crispy Battered Fillet of Fish with Home-Made Tartar Sauce and Chunky Chips
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice
  • and Goats Cheese, Leek and Tomato Tart with New Potatoes.
Download our sample menus. Week one is pictured below.
 
Meal week 1
 
 
Every day we also offer a daily range of regular favourites including a trattoria pizza selection, pasta and toppings, jacket potato with hot and cold fillings, seasonal salad bar, chicken wraps, burritos, plus fresh fruit, yoghurt and hot and cold drinks.
 
Deserts include apple and blackberry crumble, orange polenta cake, wild berry fool with shortbread, and chocolate brownie, plus a selection of tasty, fresh, home-baked cakes and treats.
 

Free school meals

There are many benefits to claiming free school meals. Firstly, your daughter will receive free meals that have a retail value of £462 per year. Secondly, there is a huge reduction on the price of some trips for students who are eligible for these meals. Thirdly, there are many things such as Maths and English tutors, other trips, study support, Chill Zone etc that the Academy is only able to provide for students because of the funding we receive which is linked to free school meals. 

Therefore, the more students who claim these meals, the more funding is received.  The way we use this funding is all published on our website, as it is for every school. Your daughter is eligible for free school meals if you or your partner gets:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of £16,190 or less, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Applying for free school meals is extremely straightforward.  We use the website www.myfreeschoolmeals.com. There is an APPLY button on this website. Once you have applied, your application will be checked and we will be notified in about 24 hours as to whether you have been approved for the benefit. We would strongly encourage you to do this if you are eligible.


Answers to questions you may have.

Why do prices go up?

The main meal price has remained the same for two years.

Why do you make portions the size they are?

We are governed by the government food standard policy on portion sizes.

Why do you not sell sweets?

It is not Harris Federation policy for under 16 year olds to be able to purchase sweets.

Is any of the food halal?

Yes,we are able to offer many halal products. Please speak with the manager for the daily choice.

Do you offer food from different cultures?

Yes, as reflected in our menus.

How do you provide a balanced meal on a daily basis?

All of our menus are checked and produced by our development and nutrition teams before they are used by any school.

Can you explain how free school meals work?

A free school meal allows a lunch time meal to the amount governed by the local council.

What should I do if I think the wrong amount of money has been taken off my card?

Please report to the manager and they will investigate.

What seasonings are you allowed to put in to food?

Herbs and spices but no salt!

How do we know the allergy advice for each food product being sold?

Please ask the manager at the counter and they will be able to provide all allergy reports for the items sold.

How do we know what the cost of the items are?

A daily tariff is displayed at the counter.

Why is there a £5.00 daily limit on our spend?

The Harris Federation set the daily limit at all Harris academies.

Why are prices as high as they are?

The main meal price has remained the same for two years.

Why do we have to pay for our school meals?

Only Key Stage 1 pupils, between 4-7 years old, are entitled to a free meal.

How are the menus selected?

They are created by Chartwells development chefs and our nutritional teams.

Is there an opportunity for students to request items to be added to the menu?

Yes, usually via a Student Council Meeting or in person to the manager who will advise our development team.

How do you make sure that you provide food for all allergens?

All our menus are nutritionally balanced and all allergens are checked and listed on our allergen reports.

How do you follow hygiene standards in the kitchen?

All our staff are trained on the correct standards and methods regarding hygiene.