The catering at Manor Acdemy is provided by Aspens, a highly experienced catering provider for the education sector. They provide a wide range of tasty meals, refreshments, and snacks for our students whilst raising awareness around nutrition and mindful eating.

Deli Kitchen

The Deli Kitchen brand is for the popular standard Aspens hot and cold offers. This can range from Authentic Italian pizza and pasta, Hacienda Mexicana’s burritos, rice pots and sides and Voulez Poulet’s house rub chicken, dogs and sides through to our range of healthy sandwiches, paninis, wraps, jacket potatoes, salads, fruit and cold dessert pots.


Streateries is the secondary meal offer where every day has a theme. Featuring Global cuisines, customised offers and food on the move, they are bang up to date with the current trends whilst still ensuring that there is a place on the menu for the comfort of our familiar school dining hall favourites. Each day the menu includes as standard a street food dish, a hand held version, vegetarian/vegan choices along with a selection of sides.

Aspens Information Pack

Breakfast Club

Open daily 8.00am to 8.20am to all students, with a range of hot and cold food and drink items available for purchase.

Aspens – Manor Breakfast


From September 2023, all students now have access to tuckshop at breaktimes

Aspens – Manor breaktime menu


We’re passionate about food and our meals are made with high quality ingredients and we do our best to cater for students with food allergies. However, we cannot guarantee an environment completely free from allergens, so traces of some ingredients may still be present in our meals.

If your child has a severe food allergy, please talk to our staff about the allergy and ask for more information about the allergens in your meal. We will try to accommodate any reasonable request.

Alternative Menu Form Allergy Lifestyle Notification And Medical Diet Request

Our Planet

We work closely with our clients and suppliers to be as environmentally friendly as we can. By making lots of small changes, we can make a big difference. We care about the future and continue to focus on responsible sourcing, using seasonal produce, increasing our focus on plant-based recipes, making our menus more sustainable, keeping waste to a minimum and reusing and recycling to reduce the impact we have.

Free School Meals 

As a parent or carer of a child at The Manor Academy, we would like to make sure you are aware of the criteria for eligibility for free school meals. The current economic climate may now mean you can receive additional funding for your child’s education.

Students eligible for free school meals have credit automatically added to their account each day to the value of £2.30, and pay using a biometric fingerprint scanner. You can see what your child has ordered by logging in to ParentPay and adding additional funds if you wish.

Students can spend this money at our catering facilities on any food items they wish or purchase the meal deals on offer which are all priced at £2.30.

Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Universal Credit – provided you have an annual net income of no more than £7,400 a year, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods), this is after tax and does not include any other benefits you may receive.
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for the 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals. The process of applying is straightforward and through Notts County Council.

If you think you may be entitled to free school meals please contact Notts County Council, either by following the link:

If your child receives Free School Meals and you need any further support, please contact

ParentPay information and lunch account debt

All new students will receive a letter with a unique code to be used with the ParentPay website – this will be issued shortly before or after they start at Manor Academy. Lunch accounts can also be topped up using cash by students using the revaluation machine in the hall.

Lunch money can also be topped up through a local PayPoint store – please contact our finance team to request a PayPoint barcode letter.

To ensure that the School’s budget is not adversely affected by the cost of school meal debt, we will seek prompt corrective action to recover the debt and inform parents as soon as possible to prevent the debt balance growing.

We encourage all families to familiarise themselves with our school meal debt policy. If you are struggling to afford the cost of school meals, please contact the school so we are able to support you.

Click here to review our policies.