School Meals

Students are able to bring their own packed lunch if they prefer or purchase a range of items from the school canteen. The Blue Coat School Basingstoke works with Caterlink Ltd to provide a range of catering options during the school day.

Breakfast 8am to 8.30am served in the dining room – items will vary daily.

Morning break 10.45 to 11.05 served in the dining room, main hall and snack kiosk. Range of hot and cold snacks and drinks.

Lunch break 12.45 to 13.15

Main dining room – this is the main service area and offers the following options:

  • Main meals (meat and vegetarian options)
  • Handheld hot snacks
  • Sandwiches, drinks, cold desserts, biscuits and homebakes

Main Hall hatch – this smaller service area offers:

  • “Bowled over” menu item – usually pasta, noodle or rice pot with topping
  • Jacket potatoes with toppings
  • Sandwiches, drinks, cold desserts, biscuits and homebakes

Snack Kiosk – this outdoor service area offers:

  • Handheld hot snacks
  • Sandwiches, drinks, biscuits and homebakes

Once students have purchased food they can sit in either the dining room or the main hall to eat, or go outside if they prefer.

Menus rotate on a 3 week basis:

Week 1: 3 June/ 24 June/ 15 July
Week 2: 10 June/ 1 July
Week 3: 17 June / 8 July

All payments for the canteen should be done using Scopay as we do not have the facility for cash payments. If you require a link code for Scopay please e-mail

Students use their fingerprint at the tills to speed up the service. We require parental consent for this (further information is given in the biometric information sheet). Permission is provided using the Data collection form on admission to the school, however if consent is not given, we will provide an alternative method of using the till. Fingerprint registration does not affect the payment system at all.

A free meal allowance of £2.80 is available to students whose parents are in receipt of specific benefits. The allowance can be used on any items from the canteen. Accounts can also be topped up using Scopay. To apply for free meals please use the eligibility checker at

If you have any queries about the canteen options, payment or free school meals please contact the Finance Office.

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