Catering Information

At Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy we will offer a wide range of freshly cooked, healthy foods. With the wide selection and variety of foods on offer we ensure there is something for everyone – even the fussiest of eaters! We will constantly listen to our students to ensure we continue to deliver food that is appetising and in demand. On this page you will learn more about what we have to offer.

Our Catering Team feels strongly that the range of food on offer will not only appeal to all students but will be of the highest quality, nutritionally balanced and fresh. In addition, the team seeks to ensure that all dietary requirements are catered for. Allergy sufferers are closely monitored and regularly informed of the right foods for them. We also offer daily halal options.

Passionate about ensuring each student eats a healthy, balanced diet, our biometric tills enable us to monitor a student’s diet by keeping a record of each transaction made. This means we can monitor their purchases and keep you informed.

A free school meal allowance will buy a full cooked meal and a drink but our pricing structure means that the students can choose from any combination of the following daily offerings:

Meal of the Day £2.86 including a drink or cookie or fresh fruit or yogurt

Pasta and Sauce £2.50 or £2.86 including a drink or cookie or fresh fruit or yogurt

Hot Chicken Wraps £2.50

Daily menus work on a five weekly rota basis. We only use seasonal vegetables and we work closely with our local suppliers to maintain seasonal freshness all year round.

Grab and Go station where the students can have plain pasta topped with a wide variety of tasty sauces. All the sauces are vitamin enriched and are very popular.

Hot fresh halal marinated chicken, made to order served in a soft flour tortilla wrap with salad.  Choose from numerous tasty flavours, including smoky barbecue, spicy peri-peri sauce and tikka.

Sandwich & Panini Prices range from £1.40 - £2.50

Grab and Go Prices range from £1.70 - £2.60

Drinks Prices range from 60p – 95p

We offer a range of hot paninis, cold sandwiches, baguettes. Our selection includes meat, vegetarian and halal options.

Options include 100% halal chicken strips, oven baked in a southern style coating and stone baked pizzas with hidden vegetable toppings. Fresh fruit and yogurt pots are available at all service points. Our `Fizz’ range of drinks includes tropical, apple, citrus, fruits of the forest and peach flavours and all count as one of a student’s five-a-day. We also serve 100% orange and apple juice. Bottles of spring water, vitamin enriched milkshakes and fresh semi skimmed milk are also available every day.


You may be entitled to receive assistance to pay for school meals for your child.

How to claim free school meals

If you are the parent, foster parent, network family carer or guardian of children at school, and you are on a low income, you could be entitled to free school meals.

Children may be eligible for free school meals if their parents or carers receive any of the following benefits:

  • income support
  • income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • income based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16,190
  • the guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit with an annual income of less than £7,400

If you get Working Tax Credit your child will not qualify for free school meals.

To claim free school meals

If you live in Leeds and you already receive Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support contact Leeds City Council on 0113 222 4404 if you want to claim a free school meal for your child and they will notify us if you are entitled. If you live in Leeds and you do not already receive Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support you will need to apply online at:

Free School Meals

Asylum seekers

If you are currently receiving National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS), you do not need to fill in a claim form for free school meals.

Please take your Home Office letter to your child’s school, and they will contact Welfare and Benefits on your behalf. The letter should confirm your:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • nine digit NASS Reference Number


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