A great deal goes into our meals to make sure they taste good, they’re healthy and most of all that they meet the requirements of our most demanding customers – our students!

All of our menus meet the Government’s national nutritional requirements and provide students with healthy, freshly cooked meals. Vegetarian options are available and menus can even be tailored to meet medical dietary requirements.

Nottinghamshire County Council provide our menus, and their latest main menu can be viewed on their website. A selection of the other menus that we offer can be seen below.

At Tuxford, students are able to buy their lunch in two locations: The Canteen, which offers hot meals and puddings, as well as sandwiches, jacket potatoes and soups, or in our Clumber Café where we offer hot and cold snacks such as paninis and sandwiches.

Paying for meals

We operate a cashless catering system called sQuid, which enables students to pay for their meals using a fingerprint and offers the following benefits to parents:

  • paying for meals without having to write cheques or send cash
  • online payment system for topping up sQuid account credits
  • the ability to store card details
  • simple, online customer portal
  • availability of transaction history
  • emails with payment confirmation and account updates
  • dedicated customer service team

To find out more about sQuid, please visit the online payments page.

Students eligible for free school meals will have money added each day. To find out about eligibility for free school meals, please click here.


Post 16 refectory

Post 16 students have their own kitchen and dining facilities upstairs. They can either use sQuid, or pay for their food in cash. Again, any students eligible for free school meals will have money automatically added to their sQuid account each day.

Tuxford Academy