The Wavell School

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The Café uses a biometric system which means that students need to deposit money into their accounts before being able to make their purchases. We have two up-loading machines in school where students can deposit their money; alternatively, you may wish to access our on-line payment service SCOPAY. 

As a Parent you are able to see what your child has been spending and eating, on a daily basis, by logging onto your SCOPAY account. 



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Download the SCOPAY App and pay anytime, anywhere.


All students are expected to stay on site for lunch. Lunchtime passes are only available to very special cases if you want your child to go home for lunch, i.e. medical reasons.


The menus, available from the start of the Autumn term, have been adapted to help schools implement their new social distancing policy. Click on  the menu below to see what is available Monday-Friday*

If you have a food allergy, food intolerance or coeliac disease and wish to order a meal please inform student reception in the morning before P1. We will be more than happy to provide you with a full list of ingredients used in all our dishes on request so that you can make an informed decision on what to eat.

The Wavell Café

Due to the restrictions currently in place due to Covid-19 we have had to make temporary changes to our canteen provision. 

There is currently no breakfast service. Lunchtimes are staggered for the year groups (see school day). All food must currently be taken to be eaten outside or under one of our three canopies. We ask that all litter is placed in the bins provided.


Our school caterers are award-winning caterers HC3S.


It’s an explosion of exotic ingredients, it’s a veritable feast, yet it’s all about the taste

Street food is here to stay, especially in secondary schools as it’s easy to hold and perfect for socialising while eating. Of course, they also produce main dishes that you can eat with a knife and fork so there’s plenty of choice, and all of it’s freshly prepared.
From morning break, hot and healthy light bites, to nutritious lunches from the deli range too there’s something to suit everyone’s taste, and that’s without the extra theme days.
The biometric system means it’s easy to speed through the queues so students don’t need to worry about carrying loose change.

A variety of snacks such as sandwiches, jacket potatoes, pizza, fruit and milkshakes are also available during morning break and lunchtime. Click on the streets menu below to see the full range of what is available Monday -Friday*

PDF icon Price Increases from January 2021


*these interim menus are currently in place during Covid-19 restrictions

Find out more about HC3S at , menus and theme days, follow them on Facebook @hc3s Education



Online “Free School Meal” Eligibility Checking

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has an online service so parents can check their eligibility for free school meals themselves.

This self-service option is available here

Please note that the criteria for free school meals is the same, regardless of method of checking eligibility, but for the online service, all you need to do is enter your name, national insurance number or asylum number, your address and your child’s details. Press ‘submit’ and you will find out if you are eligible.
If your result comes back ‘found’, this means your child is eligible for free meals and the system automatically tells your school. No more hassle in digging out paperwork and going into school to get it checked!

For more information, check out the web address above, or phone Sue Martin on 023 8062 7738.