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Barnes Wallis Academy

At Barnes Wallis Academy we aim to provide each and every one of our students with the guidance and support they need to excel.


At Barnes Wallis we actively encourage our students to contribute their views and ideas through the Student Council and representation upon project groups.

We are aiming to ensure that all aspects of food and nutrition in school promotes health and well-being, this includes providing healthy food choices and increasing knowledge and awareness of food issues using the curriculum.

We welcome discussion with students and parents/carers about our menu choices and always aim to support students who have allergies or special requirements.

We have a modern servery with the facility for theatre cooking making available stir fry, curry, chilli and pasta along with the already popular range of traditional dishes such as roast lunch and fish & chips. We also have a deli bar with a full salad selection, jacket potatoes and a range of toppings, and sandwiches, baguettes or wraps made to order. The décor has created a café style environment with beech furniture, a high bar feature and a soft seating area with TV for relaxation.

We operate a cashless catering system. This means no more worries about carrying cash or losing a swipe card, resulting in students saving money and benefiting from a faster service.

Our facilities offer a social and dining environment which the students can be proud of and which compares with modern restaurant experiences.


Our Menu

In addition, we operate a breakfast club and at lunchtimes we provide a range of daily options such as salads, jacket potatoes, pasta and baguettes.

Our popular meal deal options are:

- Hot main and pudding/ cake or small drink (milkshake/ small water/ fruit cup)

- Cold meal deal sandwich/ cake/ small drink

All of our dishes are analysed to ensure we fully comply with the strict nutrient based standards for school lunches as set out by the Government. This helps to provide a balanced diet for those students who dine at school.

Opening hours are as follows:

Breakfast club:
KS3 13:10-13:35 / KS4 13:40-14:05