Here at the RSA Academy our highly trained and experienced, award winning, in-house catering team offer high quality meals at an affordable price.
We continue to offer exciting and popular “value for money” lunchtime menus that are freshly prepared and cooked on site (which offer meat and vegetarian options) designed in line with the government statutory standards for school meals ensuring your child receives a healthy balanced meal.
A two course Hot Meal Deal (Main course, pudding & drink) is available at £2.25
For those who prefer something light, a range of “Lite Bites”, £1.00
Sandwiches/baguettes and wraps are also available from £1.55
A variety of school standards approved drinks are also available.
We try to ensure that we use the freshest ingredients from our locally sourced suppliers, as this is an important element to providing the highest quality meals. All of the meat we use in our menus is sourced from British farms and has Assured Food Standards Red Tractor certification.
We have again achieved a 5* star hygiene rating – March 2018 – as well as receiving an award for Independent School Caterer of the Year 2013.
Cashless Catering System
Our cashless system recognises each individual pupil. Once the swipe card is placed on a card reader, key information can be seen by the catering staff. Each pupil’s card holds individual cash balances; records of cash spent and cash received, which monitors money spent on food for any specific date and time of day.
Convenient way of paying for Academy meals, no more looking for change every morning.
Discourages the misuse of dinner money through spending in shops outside of the Academy grounds.
Alleviates many of associated problems with the use of cash in schools. i.e.: Loss, theft and bullying.
Healthy eating is encouraged.
Queuing times are reduced through increased speed of service.
Automatic free meal allocation with the pupil remains anonymous.
You can now make payments to school via credit/debit card or bank transfer.
This means that you will be able to make online payments via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. You will also be able to view school meal balances and top them up at any time.
We will notify you by text or email when new items such as trips or tickets for events are available for payment on School Gateway. You will also be able to give online consent, where required, for your child to take part in activities.
Aside from saving the academy time and money on administration, School Gateway will also make it easier for parents to pay any time 24-7 and reduce the amount of cash being carried by children on the academy premises.
What you need to do now
Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that the Academy holds on record for you.
Download the app: if you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and Apple App Store). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS it saves the school money when we send a text message.
Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway.
If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the academy doesn’t have your current email address or up to date mobile number on the system. Please either call reception at the academy or email your details to email@example.com and we will update your details on our system.
We hope that you will find School Gateway to be fast and easy way to pay for school items.
Free School Meals
There are many families in Sandwell who are eligible for free school meals for their children but don’t claim for them.
Sandwell Council can do a quick online eligibility check if you want to apply. You can pick up a free school meals eligibility form at the RSA Academy reception desk and once completed return it to the academy.
Not only will your child receive a free, healthy and nutritious meal but you may also be entitled to help with the cost of:
Residential school trips/school activities
Home to School Travel
Grab & Go
Some of our menu items contain allergens, including: cereals containing gluten, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soya, celery, mustard, sulphites, sesame and lupin.
Peanuts and nuts are also classed as allergens, but these are not used in our menus. However traces may be found in certain items.
Allergy information for all the products we sell can also be found displayed in the Academy Restaurant.
Remember you must inform the Academy of any food allergy or intolerance and/or other medical conditions.
We are happy to cater for any special diets by prior arrangement.
If you have any queries regarding the catering at the RSA Academy then please do not hesitate to contact the Catering Manager Mrs Ceri Ward on 0121 506 7859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org