Food is prepared daily in our canteen by our dedicated external catering team, Aspens Services, who provide a varied menu which changes on a regular basis.  Fresh ingredients are delivered and cooked each day, with nutritious hot and cold choices available at break and lunch, including full home cooked meals, freshly made sandwiches and desserts.

Menus are rotated on a three-weekly basis – please click the link below to view the menus available from Monday 12 April 2021.

Aspens Menus w/c Monday 12 April 2021


All year groups have staggered break and lunch times – times noted below:

10.25am Period 3 / Break

3a     10.25am – 10.45am Years 10/11 at break; Years 7/8/9 in lesson
3b     10.50am – 11.10am Year 8/9 at break; Years 7/10/11 in lesson
3c     11.15am – 11.35am Years 7 at break; Year 8/9/10/11 in lesson


12.25pm Period 5 / Lunch break

5a     12.25pm – 12.50pm Years 10/11 at lunch; Years 7/8/9 in lesson
5b     12.50pm – 1.15pm Year 7 at lunch; Years 8/9/10/11 in lesson
5c     1.15pm – 1.40pm Years 8/9 at lunch; Year 7/10/11 in lesson


Aspens – What to expect when you dine with us – click here


Free School Meals

A number of students may be eligible for free school meals.  They will qualify for income-related free school meals if you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit – as long as you have a yearly household income of less than £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) and you do not get Working Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

Please be aware that the following benefits do not qualify for Income Related Free School Meals: Contributions based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Contributions based Employment & Support Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Invalidity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Child Benefit.

For full details, please visit the Wakefield Council website:


If a student is entitled to free school meals their account is automatically credited each day with sufficient funds to purchase a main meal of the day, a dessert and a drink.

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