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Humberston Academy

Humberston is an outstanding academy proud of our exceptionally high standards and traditional ethos. We offer a diverse enrichment programme in order to develop skills outside of the classroom.


School Meals

The dining rooms operate a cafeteria system with a choice of menu provided by our contracted catering company "Caterlink", who have a five star rating for hygiene.

School lunches have a wide and varied selection to choose from. A meal deal currently costs £2.35 and provides a nutritious and balanced main meal and dessert/drink.

Students are able to bring in a packed lunch which must be consumed in the dining area. Drinks may be brought for lunchtime consumption but they must be in an unbreakable container; glass bottles and cans must not be brought into school.

Students are encouraged to bring into school a plastic water bottle which they can refill at various drinking fountains situated throughout the Academy at break and lunchtimes.

All food must be consumed in the Hall or the Dining Area.

Chewing gum is not permitted and must not be brought into school.

Cashless Catering System

Humberston Academy operates a Cashless Catering System for school lunches.

Your child's biometric details will be taken on the first day of the new term. Built into the Cashless Catering System is an overdraft facility which allows for a student to go overdrawn, should their balance be insufficient to pay for their lunch. They will be informed of this by the till operator, but will be allowed to take a lunch. The till operator will inform the students of how much they owe in order for them to notify parents.

Methods of payment;

Students may use top-up machines, using cash, located at key points around the school. Students will be shown how to operate these by staff. These machines can also be used to check your balance.


We hope you will support us in achieving our goal to become a cashless school and reduce the workload on our staff. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously.

Making Secure Payments Online Using Your Credit or Debit Card

ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; the technology used is of the highest internet security available. You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our school, you can merge their accounts to create one login for all your children.

Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you've activated your account you can make online payments straight away.

For further information please visit or contact the school office.

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