We have a closed gate policy at lunchtime which means that pupils are not allowed to leave the site.


Starting on July 10th 2023

Where can students go at break and lunch?

  • Greenhouse – this is a designated quiet (not silent space) where students can chat and eat lunch.

  • The cafe – There are two serving hatches open in the cafe as well as the deli station at the back. They = serve snacks at break and lunch at lunchtime. From 12.30pm-12.40pm priority will be given to Years 9, 10 and 11. At 12.40pm Year 7 and 8 students can join the queue (this just applies to the cafe).

  • The auditorium and dance studio – These are indoor areas that can be used by students who have purchased food or brought a packed lunch to eat. It is a space where students can socialise with friends either sitting down or standing.

  • Food Qubes – There is a QUBE open on both the east and west yard. These can be used by all students at break and lunch. Students can eat lunch on the picnic tables under the canopies, on the yard or fields when they are open.

  • Music hatch – Pre order: Students can pre-order their lunch at break time (£2.40 meal deal – sandwich/panini and a drink) and then pick up at lunch time. They will need to pay for their lunch when they order it. Pick up will be in the first 15 minutes of lunchtime. After this time other food and drinks can be purchased from the music hatch.

  • Fields – When the fields are dry these will be open to play on and sit on. If students want to  play with a ball you can borrow one from reception by leaving your phone as a deposit. These will only be available when the fields are open.

  • Tennis courts – The tennis courts can be used during break and lunch.

In addition different activities will be running each lunchtime around the school. Details of these can be found on the boards around school and on the extra-curricular activities 23/24 section of the website.