Lunch in the Atrium

Family Lunch - Years 7, 8 and 9 

At Family Lunch all pupils in the year group sit to eat their lunch together each day. Pupils can purchase school dinners or bring a packed lunch. After Family Lunch the pupils have time to play outside. Family Lunch allows pupils to eat together and get to know each other, creating positive relationships between the pupils.

At Hartshill Academy it is important that all pupils and staff feel part of our community. Belonging to a HART group and showing the HART values are important to our culture and are evident at all times of the day, including lunchtime.

Lunch - Year 10 and 11

Year 10 and 11 have access to the Atrium and external areas throughout the whole of lunchtime


The school’s catering service is provided by Taylor Shaw, caterer of choice for thousands of secondary school students across the UK.

We believe lunch is an integral part of the school day. When students sit down with friends, they cement relationships, enhance social skills, and replenish both their body and mind.

Our menus are exciting, nutritious, and appealing, served in a supportive environment designed to educate students about how they can make healthy choices to support their wellbeing and improve their ability to focus.

Our freshly prepared menus meet the Government’s School Food Standards and meet the bronze Food for Life standards.    

Parent Information Flyer

Download here:  Parent/Carer information leaflet


View our menus here:

Breakfast Menu 

Served from 8am daily 


Morning Break Menu 

3 Week Lunch Menu 


Week 1 Dates

Week 2 Dates

Week 3 Dates

08/4/2024 15/04/2024 22/04/2024
29/4/2024 06/05/2024 13/05/2024
20/05/2024 03/06/2024 10/06/2024
17/06/2024 24/06/2024 01/07/2024
08/07/2024 15/07/2024  

             In addition to the menu below, there will always be a selection of               baguettes/sandwiches available.



Great Value

Our meal deals include:

  • Main Meal Deal priced at £2.50 - Hot Option - This includes either a hot meal and drink or a hot meal and dessert. Cold Option - This includes  Baguette, Drink  or Dessert 

Healthy Eating Promotion

Good nutritional choices are vital to students’ health, academic achievement, and wider performance at school. Our Healthy Swaps campaign encourages the uptake of healthier items by providing suggestions for more nutritious options that are readily available. 

Theme Days

Keep an eye out for our regular Theme Days and Pop Ups featuring fantastic flavours for students to try including our Taste of Greece, May The Fourth Be With You and Veganuary!

Allergen Management

At Taylor Shaw, all our colleagues are trained and up to date with allergen procedures and will provide accurate allergen information to your child. If your child has allergies, we would ask that they speak to our server for information so that they can be provided with the information they need to make an informed and safe choice.

Eating a School Lunch is Better for Your Child

Did you know only 1% of packed lunches meet the nutritional standards that currently apply to school food?  Five reasons school lunches are better: 

  1. They save time & money.
  2. They’re nutritionally better than a packed lunch
  3. They promote a varied diet & encourage new tastes.
  4. They support inclusivity, dining with friends.
  5. They help academic attainment by being linked to improved concentration.

Free School Meals

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re also not entitled to a Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for the Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

To apply please follow this link or contact us via

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