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16/06/18

Retweetd From Kourtney

So today was my last day what an amazing 5 years with all my girls . I have been the biggest pain ever but still have had an amazing time . Thank u too all the staff for making it amazing , I’m gonna miss u all and all the student that I know https://t.co/SYDL2Suv2M

15/06/18

Read how our girls were chosen to be part of the PROCESSION in London to mark 100 years of women getting the vote. A big thanks to and for inviting us. Full story/pics at https://t.co/ukeB5QDiND https://t.co/eytHu4BECv

15/06/18

Some great pictures from the Post 16 Harris Federation Sports Day, where we were placed 4th. A huge well done to all our team and everyone who supported them! https://t.co/vPmvm8eDLI

15/06/18

Retweetd From Southwark News

Amazing photographers and Afro Art creators came to to inspire young women to embrace their natural hair and skin https://t.co/ricU6wlllA

14/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

So proud of our photography student for winning the competition and getting work experience out of it! https://t.co/TQwKOef6OO

14/06/18

We've arrived at Thorpe Park for our annual Summer Extravaganza Trip. We're off to a flying start and girls having fun already! https://t.co/ix8jIADBk2

14/06/18

Nice article in about the visit by two renowned American photographers to our school last week. Read it at https://t.co/ceUGZzsZjf https://t.co/Lk2Ph1tR3B

09/06/18

Retweetd From OperatingTheatreLive

Are you aged 14-19? Are you interested in a future career in ? We have free places for our award winning surgical experience coming to London Southwark. Head over to https://t.co/BeJT6OZgKE for more information. https://t.co/y85GcV6Q2P

09/06/18

Retweetd From Clare Stanhope

Can’t wait for this, marching with and yr9 students from hope to hook up with at some point 😁💪🏻💥 https://t.co/4lNIejh1YI

09/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Fascinating to find out about all these gems that can support students, teachers and academics in exploring the opportunities in the arts https://t.co/vxm8t3WWXF

07/06/18

Retweetd From Leading Routes

📆 Join us on Saturday 16 June at our Parents and carers’ event! Registration is open now! 👩🏾‍🎓 👨🏾‍🎓 https://t.co/0zUaSRsk5p https://t.co/rrPozG0ret

06/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

We are walking for and with the feminists of the future. Celebrating activists of the past whose voices still echo through present day issues of post-colonialism, whilst perusing the hopeful futures of our young activists. https://t.co/mtPQ3zLpFo

05/06/18

You might be interested to read about this... a visit to the school last week by two celebrated American photographers, which was hugely inspiring for our girls. Find out why at https://t.co/uOK8p1pJTH https://t.co/D5oXlzhXA7

04/06/18

Retweetd From CreativeSoul Photo

THE highlight of our UK trip was our visit to the academy. Thanks so much fot having us! Check out our visit below.. https://t.co/5ZWLWF1zs5

04/06/18

Read the story of how Atlanta-based inspired our students to celebrate their natural beauty and explore hair and cultural identity. And we got on CBS news too! Find out more https://t.co/uOK8p1pJTH https://t.co/qKMUkoqwcW

04/06/18

Retweetd From Heather Agyepong

I had the honour of working with to produce a Ghanaian inspired commemorative cloth honouring WOC activists in Britain. Come & join us on June 10th for one of the largest mass participation artworks ever seen! Watch the vid for more details https://t.co/ryAqWiVcTS

04/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Very proud to have been a part of this with . Join us! 💥 https://t.co/vyY9BVb14X

04/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Be part of something amazing! Well done to the HGAED ye9 students for their part in this film!! https://t.co/8Sy170Vo9U

24/05/18

Thanks for coming in! Our students really got a lot out of the visit, and thanks to too. Great initiative...

24/05/18

Retweetd From Michele Upton

Inspired to meet four aspiring doctors at today as part of visit. Encouraged to pursue dream of training in and for the NHS

Harris Academies
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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.