School Meal Information

Bradford Academy Magic Breakfast

Here at the Academy we are part of the Magic Breakfast Programme. Magic Breakfast is a charity registered in England (no. 1102510) and Scotland (no. SC048202) ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn through the provision of healthy breakfast food and expert support to schools. A hungry child cannot concentrate so will miss out on half a day of lessons, every day, if not given anything to eat.

Being part of this programme means that all learners can access breakfast at the Academy free of charge.

The magic breakfast includes:

A “magic” breakfast is healthy and nutritious. It is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, and is low in sugar, salt and fat.  The food Magic Breakfast provides to schools complies with government school food standards and regulations in Scotland and England.

In the primary phase the breakfast club opens at 07:30 for all learners and this provision is free of charge. We will also deliver bagels to classrooms at 08:15 for when learners are arriving for learners to access.

In the secondary phase the breakfast provision is available from 07:30 until 08:15.

School Lunches

School lunches are priced as below and meals must be paid for in advance. You can pay for learners meals either via Weduc our online payment system where you can also track your child’s daily purchases or payment can be made via the card readers within school.

Nursery & 2 Year Old Provision£1.80
Reception, Year 1 & 2Free
Year 3 – 6 £2.00
Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & Post 16£2.40

Free School Meals

From September 2014 all children in reception class, year 1 and year 2 will receive a universal free school meal – regardless of their parents’ income. However we recommend you still apply if you meet the criteria below as you may receive assistance with residential trips and the school could receive pupil premium which will help towards your child achieve their best at school.

We also have an application form that as soon as you have completed the details we can run it through the system to get an instant response on your eligibility. The download is available below or you can obtain directly from the Academy office. You can also access and complete the form via Weduc for ease.

You should apply for Free School Meals if as a family you receive any of the below benefits:

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

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

Healthy Eating and Menus

Bradford Academy hot meal offering is changed weekly, a new menu is brought out every Friday for the following week. The menu includes all aspects the healthy eating guidline mainly following:

Besides the normal daily hot meal choice of either a meat or vegetarian meal we offer jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings. A large variety of baguettes, sandwiches, plated salads, pasta salads, chicken wraps with salad, yoghurts, fruit salad and grape pots. We have a theme day each month with our next one being an American day menu.

Healthy Eating Menus

Each week the menu changes here at the Academy and the menu will be published online. Please note that these are updated on a Friday afternoon for the following week.

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