Telephone: 020 8838 8700

School Catering Services

At Capital City Academy almost all the food on offer is cooked from scratch using fresh seasonal ingredients purchased from reputable suppliers wherever possible; thus providing students with a variety of choice. The catering team at Capital, cater for a broad range of requirements throughout the day fulfilling the vision of healthy eating and meeting the requirement of the school food standard and Nutrient – based standard for school lunches. Our aim is to make the food offered throughout the day healthier by increasing the vitamin and mineral content and decreasing fat.

In addition to our vision, the School Food Policy and objectives are:

  • To make the Academy’s catering facilities the first choice for all pupils and staff.
  • To be consistently customer focused in support of the schools commitment to healthy eating.
  • To be continuously aware of, and compliant with, legislation, food base standard law and maintaining a high level of hygiene.

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Special Dietary Requirements

We happily cater for students and staff with special dietary needs such as Diabetic, Vegan, Kosher, Soya, Nut Free, Dairy/Lactose intolerance, Gluten free and Halal. Our Catering Team welcome the opportunity to talk to both parents and students about special needs or concerns they may have. They can be contacted on 0208 838 8720/0208 883 8777 or by email on


There is a four week rolling menu that is updated each term to help the students and staff have as much choice and variety as possible. On all teaching days, the menu options include choices of:

  • Hot soup with bread
  • Meat or fish dish (Hot Main Meal)
  • Vegetarian main meal
  • A selection of fresh vegetables
  • Jacket potatoes with different fillings
  • Snacks of the day e.g. Chicken wrap, panini, vegetarian pizza, patties and ciabattas etc
  • A salad bar with a variety of fresh salads prepared daily
  • A dessert bar with a selection of fresh fruit, cold desserts and yogurt
  • Selection of juices and still spring water

In addition a deli style counter serves a:

  • Selection of sandwiches
  • Selection of baguettes
  • Cold desserts
  • Hot snacks
  • Selection of juices and still water

Vending Machines

Vending machines are operational during lunch and after school only.

Theme Days and Menus

We always ensure that we provide regular themed menus to help students and staff to understand different cultures from around the world. We also cater for special events and functions.

Core Service

Breakfast is served from 8.00 – 8.30am with a continental and cooked breakfast on offer on all teaching days.

First Lunch is served from 11.20 to 11.45am on all teaching days.

Second Lunch is served from 1.30 to 2.00pm on all teaching days.

Lunch options include a choice of hot meat or fish, vegetarian of the day, hot soup with bread, jacket potatoes with fillings, snacks of the day, and occasionally hot pudding. The salad bar is also stocked with fresh salad prepare daily and there is a dessert bar. Jugs of water are provided during both lunches during school days.

Deli Counter

In addition a deli style counter at the back reception serves:

  • Selection of sandwiches
  • Selection of baguettes
  • Selection of hot and cold snacks
  • Selection of cold desserts, fruits and yogurt
  • Selection of muffins, cookies
  • Selection of drinks

Dining Hall

All students eat in the main dining hall positioned at the end of the corridor on the ground floor. It seats 250 at any one time.

Cashless Catering System

The school uses a cashless catering system. All students and staff will have to credit there account before making any purchases. One of these methods can be used to credit your account.

The preferred methods used to credit your account is ParentPay, which offers the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

The alternative method is to top up using pay points within the school.