Hamilton Academy

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Lunchtimes / Menus 


Hamilton Academy is pleased to be able to offer all pupils the opportunity to have a hot meal at lunchtime. It has been shown that a proper lunch helps children concentrate better in the afternoon and gives them the energy they need for their busy lives.


Summer term menu April 2019 - click here

Spring term menu January 2019 - click here


The normal menu costs £2.30 per child, except on Mondays when there is the "Marvellous Monday Menu  - a meat free choice which comprises a jacket potato or pasta and we charge the discount price of £1.80 per child instead of £2.30

From the normal menu, children are able to choose from the selection of one meat, one halal option and one vegetarian option. 

The children choose on the day as making choices is part of enabling the children to become independent thinkers and learners.

Our menus are nutritionally balanced and run on a five week cycle.

Payment is via the cash less ParentMail system. ParentMail allows you to put money on your child’s account and then they can 'buy' a lunch.



Over the Easter Break the school will be changing its online payment provider from ParentPay to ParentMail.

Please do not make any further payments on ParentPay after 6th April.

All balances will be transferred from ParentPay to ParentMail over the Easter Break.

The facility to make online payments on ParentMail will automatically be available to all parents with ParentMail accounts by the end of 23rd April. If you have forgotten your ParentMail password you can reset it by going to www.parentmail.co.uk.

Remember, if you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we highly recommend that you download the free ParentMail App so that you can receive and respond to school communications, and make easy, online payments on the go. To do this, simply search for “ParentMail” in your APP store.



From September 2014, as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) legislation, the children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 have been able to have a free meal daily.  The government initially instigated this as a free service for the academic year 2014-15, and it has been continued.  All children will be offered a meal – including a hot meal option - but parents have the choice not to participate by sending their child in with a packed lunch.

Weekly menus are shown here on the school website.  



For children whose parents are on a low income or on benefits the school strongly encourage you to also register for "Free School Meals" as this is the trigger for the additional Pupil Premium payment to the school from the government. These funds are a very important part of the income the school uses to enhance the children's learning. The process for applying is very simple. A form was sent to all new Reception students with the admissions pack and further copies are available from the Priory Road office, or click here.