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.


Menus are displayed around the school and are also available to view below.  Please be aware that items on the menu may only be available at one service every day, for example if tuna melt is available at break time it is unlikely to be an option at lunchtime. 

If you have a food allergy, food intolerance or coeliac disease, please inform a member of the Catering team in the morning at Breakfast Service who will be more than happy to provide you with a full list of ingredients used in all our dishes so that you can make an informed decision on what to eat.

 HC3S Catering for those with allergies

The Wavell Café

The Wavell Café is open to all students in the Wavell Hall before School 8am-8.25am for breakfast. At lunchtime Years 7 &  8 use the Café in C Block Hall and Years 9-11 use the Café in the Wavell Hall. Both serve the same snacks and hot meals which can be eaten in the Cafés or be taken outside to be eaten, we just ask that they throw their litter in the bins provided. 

Please encourage your child to make healthy choices by choosing healthy snacks and main meals at break and/or lunchtime. 

Lunchtime pre-ordering is available for hot school meals only. To pre-order please advise your child to go to the Café in the Wavell Hall between 8.00 - 8.25am on the day they wish to pre-order.


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. See the price list below for further detail.

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.