The academy dining rooms are first-rate, modern facilities for students and staff. The canteens serve nutritious foods, cooked in healthy ways.

Breakfast is available in the Hot Pot Dining Room from 8.15am until registration and assembly at 8.45am.

A variety of healthy snack foods are available at morning break (11am-11.15am).

Students can avoid the morning break or lunchtime queues by placing an order for the Sandwich Express Scheme (or grab bag) at breakfast. They fill out a form outlining what they’d like for lunch – choices include sandwiches with an array of fillings, salad pots, pasta pots, fresh fruit, yoghurts, muffins and range of drinks – and pay.

This grab bag can then be collected at either morning break (11am-11.15am) or lunchtime (1.15pm-1.50pm).

Lunches are provided on a cafeteria basis from 1.15pm-1.50pm.

There are two dining rooms at Hodgson:

  • The Express Café serves a range of healthy sandwiches, soups, jacket potatoes and salads.
  • The Hot Pot Dining Room offers a variety of main meals and desserts. Click on the below links to view the full menu.
  • Price reviews are normally undertaken for the start of each academic year.

    We have appointed new catering providers from the start of the new academic year. We are looking forward to working with Chartwells. There are links below to menu information, healthy eating statement and dietary requirements.
    On line payment provision will be launched in September 2017.

    Students can pay into their catering account by cash or by cheque payable to Chartwells (please write student name and their Form on the reverse of any cheque).

    Students can bring packed lunches and the Assembly Hall is made available at lunchtimes to provide extra apace for students to eat their lunch. In summer, students are able to use picnic tables on the academy’s grounds and the main sports field.

    All pupils are encouraged to drink unflavoured, still water to keep fully re-hydrated. No fizzy drinks are allowed in class. Students must stay on site at lunchtimes, unless they have express permission from the Principal to go home for lunch.

    This is virtually impractical unless families live very close to the academy.

    Sample Menu Provision
    Healthy Eating Policy
    Dietary Requirements