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Folkestone Academy Academy Meals

Academy Meals

At Folkestone Academy we care passionately about the food we offer at our school. We want to ensure that we provide healthy lunch and snack options for all our children and that every child has the option of a hot meal at lunch time.

All food at the Academy is produced by Nourish. The Academy has worked very closely with Nourish to tailor our menu plans to meet all of our school’s needs. Nourish is committed to providing menus of a high nutritional standard to improve the health of the young people they serve, using less sugar, less fat and less salt.  The menus will change with the seasons.

We also try and keep the costs down while maintaining the high quality of the food we offer. If you would like to discuss your child’s dietary needs or find out if your child is entitled to free school meals please contact the main reception.

Free Breakfast

Turner Schools, our sponsors, are committed to offering a free breakfast to all Academy pupils every school day. At Primary level the children can also access games and other activities during this time.

Primary from 8:00 (food served until 8:30)
Secondary and Sixth Form (all year groups) from 8:15


From Kindergarten onwards we promote healthy eating and good manners as part of our activities and encourage the children to eat together.

Lunch can be purchased or your child can bring in a healthy packed lunch. A healthy snack and drink will be available during each session.

Primary Academy Meals

At lunch we offer a vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal as standard. Other dietary requirements are catered for on request.

All children from Reception to Year 2 are entitled to a Free School meal. From Year 3 onwards, the charge for lunch is £2.20 paid via ParentPay.

Secondary Academy Meals

The menus will change with the seasons and there will be a variety of hot, cold and vegetarian options on offer. As well as the free breakfast we also offer a break time provision.


Break time Year 7 & 8:                                       10.10am – 10.30am

Break time Year 9, 10 & 11:                               11.10am – 11.30am

In order to ensure that our students who are eligible for Free School Meals receive a healthy and nutritionally balanced meal, only a hot meal or grab and go meal can be taken within the Free School Meal allowance.

About our caterers:

Nourish was awarded the contract to cater for Folkestone Academy in June 2018. Nourish has been leading the way in school catering for over 10 years, in over 100 schools, using the freshest ingredients in their meals, all prepared in each individual setting.  Working closely with the Food for Life Partnership, they have been awarded the Food for Life Bronze and Silver Accreditations. Status is only awarded when over 75% of the menus use fresh produce, highlights seasonal produce and caters for dietary needs.

All meals are paid via ParentPay, click below to view more information


We welcome any feedback. Please email us at [email protected].