School Meals

MMiddlesbrough 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.

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

To download a free school meals application form click here

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.

DayMain MealsPotato/Vegetable ChoicesDesserts
MonChicken Curry (Halal), Mince Pie, Salmon,Pizza.Mashed Or Roast Potatoes, Swede, Carrot Or BroccoliApple Crumble, Iced Cake, Fresh Fruit.
TuesChicken And Dumplings (Halal), Cheese Pasty, Tomato Pasta, Sausage, Sausage (Halal), Sandwiches.Roast Potatoes Or New Potatoes Sweetcorn, Carrot Or Broccoli Jam Roly Poly, Jelly, Fresh Fruit.
WedCheese Wraps, Shepherds Pie(Halal), Macaroni, Fish Fingers.Chips Or Boiled Potatoes, Sweetcorn, Carrot Or Broccoli. Bakewell Tart, Chocolate Chip Sponge, Fresh Fruit.
ThursChicken Curry (Halal), Meat Pie, Tuna Pasta Fish.Chips Or Mashed Potatoes Peas, Carrot Or Beans.Rice Pudding, Doughnuts, Fresh Fruit.
FriSpaghetti Bolognese (Halal), Jacket Potato, Pizza, Chicken Fillets.Roast Or Mashed Potatoes, Hoops, Carrot Or Broccoli.Jelly, Ice-Cream, Iced Cake, Fresh Fruit.

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