Catering services at Kirkby College are delivered by Nottinghamshire County Council. Our caterers try to source many ingredients locally and aim for 75% of what is on your child’s plate to be locally produced.  In addition to this, we offer a nut free site.

Cashless payments

We operate a cashless payment system called sQuid – parents and carers are encouraged to pay for meals via their sQuid account. Through this account, you can keep track of what your son/daughter is eating throughout the day.

Free School Meals

Students in receipt of free school meals will have their account credited daily. Parents can also top this up to pay for breaktime snacks using sQuid.

Do you qualify for free school meals?

As a parent or carer, you may qualify for free school meals if you are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits below:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earning from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): temporary extension of eligibility

There is a temporary extension of free school meals eligibility for children of those who have no recourse to public funds. Families in these groups cannot apply online and should telephone 0300 500 80 80 to apply.

Applications for free school meals are administered by Nottinghamshire County Council. If you believe you are entitled to free school meals, find out more and apply here.