Catering

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Catering services at Walton are delivered by Caterlink.

Caterlink embraces natural ingredients, seasonal produce, and develops ethical trading with many suppliers. Meat, fruit, vegetables and bakery is all sourced from suppliers as close to the academy as possible.

Menus are refreshed every term to ensure they reflect the changing seasons and trends from the high street. 95% of all food served is freshly prepared from scratch on site by the catering team.

Look out for special offers and promotions throughout the year. We are also proud to say all our meals are nutritionally compliant with the Government Standards for Food Served in Schools.

Autumn term menu

Autumn Menu 2019

Caterlink flyer for parents

Catering services at Walton

All meals are served from the main kitchen with the addition of ‘The Kabin’ which is open at break and lunch. The ‘Kabin’ is very popular with students and serves ‘grab and go’ items for those who need to get to lunchtime clubs or to get something to go with their packed lunches.

 

Walton is a nut-free academy. As we have a student with a life threatening nut allergy, we kindly remind parents and carers not to put nut products in packed lunches or snacks brought into the academy. Thank you.

Payment

We operate a cashless catering system called Wisepay, which uses a card which is provided to students by the academy. Money can be credited to student accounts using coins or notes at machines in the academy or parents can add funds electronically to their child’s account via our secure system.

For more details please visit our payments web page here.

Free school meals

As a parent or carer, you may qualify for free school meals if you receive one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

Registration for free school meals is handled by Lincolnshire County Council.

If you believe that you are entitled to claim free school meals please visit the Lincolnshire County Council site for more details.

Meet the team

Mrs Clater, Catering Manager, has run the kitchen at Walton for 19 years so has seen many changes. She has been in catering since leaving school. Obtaining her City and Guilds qualification at Grantham College. Previous jobs include being a cook at Grantham Hospital for 11 years.

Mrs Anderson, Assistant Cook, has been at Walton for 16 years. Elaine also obtained her City and Guilds Qualification at Grantham College and has been in the catering industry for many years. Elaine is also a lunch time supervisor and runs the Tea Time Club.

Mrs Willis, Lead Catering Assistant, has been at Walton for 14 years. Samantha has lots of experience working in large kitchens. She is a popular member of the kitchen staff with the students and always around for a chat.

Mrs Conboy, Catering Assistant, has been at Walton for 11 years. Sandra has previously worked in a butchers and various other retail outlets. Sandra serves the hot lunches and prides herself on presentation of the meals.

Mrs Dawson, Catering Assistant, has been at Walton for 9 years. Lisa serves in the Kabin and has a good rapport with the students.

Mrs Topliss, Catering Assistant, has been at Walton for 3 years in the kitchen but at Walton for a total of 7 years. Cheryl also serves in the Kabin and having a young family herself knows only too well how daunting coming to a new school can be.

In addition to the kitchen staff we have three lunchtime supervisors, Tina Carley, Kelly Richardson and Tracey Seprini ,who are valuable members of the catering team.

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