Unsworth AcademySchool Lunches
Bury School Meals Service
Free School Meals
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School Meal Prices
View prices from September 2019 (same as previous years)
We offer a wide range of meals throughout the day starting with Breakfast Club through to a wide selection of snacks at break-time and a variety of menu options at lunchtime.
We have a team of fully trained catering staff and ensure that all of our menus follow the government nutritional guidelines.
Eating a school meal has great benefits as it:
- Provides up to 3 of your child’s 5-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables
- Is a nutritionally balanced meal which aids concentration in lessons
- Is a great way to introduce new foods to your child
- Helps your child grow into a fit and healthy adult
- Avoids the hassle of preparing a packed lunch
Information including a sample menu and prices can be found on www.bury.gov.uk/schoolcatering.
Click here to view the current Bury School Meals menu
On some days, we replace the standard menus with special theme days to celebrate, for example, European Languages Day, Chinese New Year, St. George’s Day and a summer beach party!
Learners have been involved in competitions to design a menu through their Food Technology lessons. The winners have then had their meals cooked for the whole school.
Throughout the year there are a variety of different promotions available including collecting stamps for iTunes vouchers.
The school operates a cashless system. This is a computer controlled cashless way of paying for school lunches. The system will electronically recognise each individual learner, hold individual cash balances, record cash spent and cash received, record where money is spent, on what food, on any specific date and time of day. You can also choose to pay by cheque payable to Bury MBC. We are hoping to move to online payments in the near future.
Learners can choose to bring a packed lunch if they wish. All learners can sit together whether they bring a packed lunch or purchase a meal from the school canteen.
An easy way to pay for school meals
To help make it as easy as possible for you to pay for school meals we have introduced an e-payments system which allows you to pay for school meals over the internet or by phone. If you prefer to continue to pay by cash or cheque, these options are still available.
If paying by cheque, a post box to receive payments will be located in the school dining hall. Please make sure the full name and form of your child is on the back of the cheque.
If paying by cash, notes and coins may be inserted into an automatic revaluation terminal which will be located in the dining hall.
Advantages to parents of e-payments
- No cash to find or cheques to write.
- 24 hour service.
- Money available to spend within 15 minutes of transaction acceptance.
- Reduces the need to carry cash around.
- Straightforward and easy to use.
Gives you greater control over your child’s spending.
How to pay
All major debit or credit cards are accepted with the exception of American Express and Diners Card. To pay online or over the telephone you will need the following details to hand:
Web payments: www.bury.gov.uk/payforit
Phone payments: 0845 3052197
School name: Unsworth Academy
Learner name: Learner number*: Unique Pupil Number (if unknown can obtain from school)
School DfE number 4000
For any queries regarding e-payments, please phone 0845 305197
*For phone payments you do not need the letter prefix
*For online payments the prefix letter must be in uppercase
Your questions answered
Will I be charged for using my credit/debit card?
Is there a minimum or maximum payment I can make?
I have more than one child attending the same school; do I have to make separate payments?
Can I still pay for meals by cheque or cash?
My child is entitled to free school meals; does this new service affect me?
Can I use the system to pay for other school payments?
Bury School Catering Service e-payments Information
You can download the Bury Schools Catering Service’s information guide which contains everything you need to know about paying for school meals.
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Get In Touch
Location: Unsworth Academy, Parr Lane, Bury. BL9 8LP
Telephone: 0161 796 9820
For general enquiries please ask for Miss Charlotte Allen, Operations Manager
Unsworth Academy collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have.
Unsworth Academy is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is Shaw Education Trust Head Office, Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DL. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust.
The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy, email@example.com.