Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Academy Lunches

Welcome to award-winning dining at Mayfield!

During last year, our Caterers Sodexo, who provide a fantastic menu of hot and cold food every day at the Academy, worked tirelessly to achieve the Silver Soil Association Standard for Food, which guarantees quality, healthy and tasty cuisine for all our students, staff and visitors.

Also during last year, our Dining Team Manager, Amanda Ainsworth, won a prestigious Sodexo Star Award for the way she engages with students and staff in promoting and providing the wonderful food cooked by Amanda and her team in our Dining Area. It is a huge recognition of her excellent work ethic, team management and skill in the kitchen! She is always smiling, cheerful and professional and we are incredibly lucky to have Amanda and her team serving food at Mayfield every day! The Dining team now provide a 3-week menu, which rolls on continuously throughout the year. Please click below to see what is available for students each week

Alongside the daily menu choices, the Dining Team runs several different promotions, which coincide with daily, weekly or yearly themes; from seasonal dates such as Spring/Easter and Winter/Christmas to awareness dates, such as World Book Day and National Pie Week! There are always great meal deals and promotions on offer.

Applying for Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents/carers are in receipt 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 not also entitled to 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 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)

If you are unsure whether or not your child is entitled to a free school meal, you can now check your entitlement by completing an online application form using this link  If you need help with completing the application or you would like us to do this on your behalf, please email or telephone 02380 328128 and ask for Free School Meals.  

For those parents whose child(ren) is/are already in receipt of this benefit, you will not need to complete this form or provide us with any proof of your eligibility as we will automatically be informed of your child(ren)'s entitlement.  If we are advised of a change in your circumstances, we will inform you immediately that we will no longer be able to provide a free school meal. If you are unsure whether or not you have completed an application form from the start of the new academic year, please contact us so we can check for you.

Click here for the most recent communication sent to parents and carers about Free School Meals Eligibility.