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University CE Academy Ellesmere Port

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Catering / sQuid

Here at the Academy, our catering service is completely cashless. Moving away from the previous service of Students bringing cash into the building, we feel this new system is safer and helps remove the stigma for free school meal Students. The sQuid system which we use allows Parents to transfer money online to their childs account, removing the need for Students to travel to and from school carrying money.

We are sure you will appreciate the advantages this system offers the Parents and Students here at the Academy. This cashless system will also enable us to deliver a more efficient, faster service and to continue to provide wholesome, healthy, and enjoyable meals at the lowest cost.

We highly recommend that all Parents sign up to the sQuid E-Payment system. To do so simply click the image above and register. You will require the unique reference number (which is mailed to all parents by the Academy) in order to link your account to your child. If you no longer have this reference number please contact the school.

There is a also a frequently asked questions page on the sQuidcard website which will hopefully answer any concerns you may have, alternatively you can E-Mail the ICT Support team with any other questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The University Church of England Academy work in partnership with ‘Catering Academy’ during the services of breakfast, mid-morning break and lunchtime.

The catering facility and team offers a great range of healthy, seasonal, traditional and continental style cuisines and affordable meals for students during these dining periods. Please ask any of the catering team regarding allergen advice, menu suggestions, comments and any other catering information that you require.

We encourage all parents and carers to keep up to date with the latest catering information and newsletters which can be downloaded below.

Catering Academy Newsletters