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. There may be some minor increases to the tariffs shown in the menu.

    There will be no change at the present time to the Meal Deals price of £2.20

    Menu for Hot Pot Dining Room

    Menu for Hot Pot Dining Room – Spring 2017 [PDF File]

    * Please note that the Meal Deal (Main meal served with a hot dessert, piece of fruit, yoghurt or drink) is only £2.20. Some families will qualify for free school meals. Further details and application forms are available from your local Education Office. Please contact the academy if you require further assistance. Students pay for their food with a cashless swipe card.

    Cashless Catering Handout

    Cashless Catering Handout – [PDF]

    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.