School Meals

Middlesbrough Council provides the catering at Acklam Whin, and our school kitchen has been awarded 5 stars for health and hygiene.

  • A daily two-course school meal is provided at lunchtime for pupils who wish to take it and the children may choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes. The salad bar is extremely popular with the children.
  • School meal money is paid via SIMS Pay
  • Children must stay for all 5 days of the week except in exceptional circumstances. A credit is applied to their Parent Pay account for children who miss one or more days owing to absence.

The school needs a week’s notice for a change of lunch arrangements to take effect.

Children who do not take a school meal can bring packed lunches and we encourage children and parents to ensure these have a healthy balance to them. No glass flasks, cans or fizzy drinks, please.

There is also a salad bar available every day with a selection of cold meats, Quiche, Salmon, Samosas, 12 salad bowls, 2 potato choices and a choice of desserts.

Free school meals

Children may be eligible for a free meal if parents/carers are in receipt of income allowances.

If you feel your child may be entitled to a free school meal please contact the Middlesbrough Council at or ring on 01642 726541

To apply for free school meals please click here and complete the online form.


DayMain MealsPotato/Vegetable ChoicesDesserts
TuesFish goujons(halal), Chicken curry and rice(halal), Pizza (halal) , Hot beef bun (halal)Roast and mash potatoes ,broccoli, carrots, and sweetcorn , bread.Chocolate sponge , doughnuts , melon, fresh fruit , cheese & crackers , yoghurt & biscuits
WedMince and dumplings (halal) , fish fingers (Halal) , Cheese pasties (halal) , Sandwiches.Roast and mash potatoes ,broccoli, carrots, and sweetcorn , bread.Melon, Syrup roly poly, fresh fruit, cheese & crackers, yoghurt & biscuits
ThursSpaghetti and meatballs (Halal) , Chicken chunks (halal) , Cheese wraps (halal Sandwiches.Roast and mashed potatoes , Sweetcorn, carrot and broccoliCarrot cake, Hot sponge , fresh fruit , cheese & crackers , yoghurt & biscuits.
FriMince pie (halal) , Hot dogs (halal , Fish cakes (halal), sandwichesRoast or mashed potatoes,peas, carrots or beans Iced cake, Caramel shortbread ,Syrup sponge, fresh fruit, cheese & cracker, yoghurt & biscuits

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