Our school meals are provided by Interserve, trading as Autograph under the terms of the building’s PFI contract. If you have any queries about school meals, special dietary requirements, payment difficulties or for a print out of what your child is ordering, please contact the catering manager on 01298 814677.
Interserve Catering, trading as Autograph is delighted to be the school catering provider at Chapel-en- le-Frith High School. Autograph is the food service brand for Interserve, providing innovative, nutritionally balanced school meals in over 200 primary and secondary schools, colleges and academies across the country. Autograph provides food that schools can trust, using produce and ingredients grown locally and sustainably, traceable from farm to fork. Recognising this commitment to sourcing, Autograph was the first company to be awarded the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark across its entire primary school operation. This award guarantees that we support healthy eating, cook fresh food and source ingredients that are better for the environment and better for animal welfare. For example, we only use free-range eggs, British Red Tractor meat and a range of Fairtrade certified ingredients. We are committed to supporting schools and have developed a range of initiatives designed to improve students' awareness of food, farming, health, cooking and their benefits.
Autograph is offering students at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School a wide range of delicious food and drink choices at breakfast, morning break and lunch time. We make eating healthily easy for our students, and always offer a selection of fresh vegetables, salads and fruit alongside choices such as panini, street food wraps, hot main meals and pasta pots. We understand that students are looking for value for money and like to be rewarded for their loyalty, so they should look out for our meal deals, discounts, special offers and loyalty schemes.
You may register your child for Free School Meals if you are in receipt of any of the benefits listed on the Derbyshire County Council website - it is not just if you are unemployed. Students may also register for Free School Meals if they receive any of the benefits listed themselves. No one will know your child has been registered to receive free school meals and this will not affect any other benefits that you claim. The money (£2.40) for the Free School Meal is loaded daily onto your child’s account. Registering is really quick and easy. If you think you qualify, you can apply online or contact us and we will help you to register. If you would like to discuss this or need any more details, please contact Mrs Bagshaw in the school office.
By registering your children for Free School Meals, the school will also receive additional funding. This is called Pupil Premium funding. With this money we can enhance the opportunities and support offered within school for students who may be disadvantaged. It also means that the cost of essential curriculum trips will be met by school and we will prioritise your child for additional intervention and support.
Please see our Pupil Premium report to find out about the ways in which we use our Pupil Premium funding. Even if your child does not want to have their free school meal we would ask you to continue to apply so that the school receives this additional invaluable funding.