Winterbourne Academy

School Lunches

The dining hall uses biometrics, so you can add money onto your child's account which is stored against their fingerprint data or pin number.

Students simply choose their food and scan their finger to pay so they never have to worry about forgetting their dinner money again. 

Taylor Shaw is the company chosen by your school to provide the meal service. They specialise in providing catering to schools and colleges across the country.

Taylor Shaw Parent Information Flyer

The food children eat at school plays an important role in their wellbeing, and eating a well balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that’s why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.

Top up your online account here

Biometrics Frequently Asked Questions


Morning Break Menu

Morning Break 6th Form Menu

Meal Deal Offer

Main Menu - Week 1 & 2 & 3 

Hot Grab & Go Menu

Cold Grab & Go Menu

6th Form Hot & Cold Food Menu

Price List

Across all schools within Olympus Academy Trust, it has been agreed that Mondays will be meat-free in all offers including hot food, grab and go and sandwiches. 

The canteen in the 6th form common room will open from 8.30am and close at 1.30pm. 

Responsible catering

Taylor Shaw take their responsibility for catering for today’s children and young adults seriously. All dishes are prepared on the day using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced.

As well as ensuring the food on the plate is healthy, they students to understand the importance of eating the right foods and help them with their food and nutrition journey.

Special diets and food allergies

If your child requires a medical diet due to a food allergy, food intolerance or a medical condition that requires an adapted menu (e.g. carbohydrate count for Type 1 Diabetes), please follow this link to request a medical diet:

For further support, please refer to the Parent User Guide which can be found here.

Get in touch

Taylor Shaw are experts in school catering and have years of experience when it comes to school food.

If you have any questions about our service, or any special dietary requirements - please get in touch.

The system we use incorporates the latest technology and eliminates the need for money to be sent in with students and allows top up payments to be made directly utilising the school’s current internet payment system. Parents will also be able to see what has been purchased via the on-line payment system. As it will be a biometric system which recognises the thumb/finger of the student at the revaluation pay points and at the tills. There will be a daily ‘spend limit’ programmed into the system of £4.00 though this can be increased or decreased to a value set by parents for their child.

Free School Meals

You are eligible for Free School Meals if you receive: 

  • Income support
  • Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based – not Contribution Based)
  • Child Tax Credit, but are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • The ‘Guaranteed Element’ of Pension Credit  

Free School Meals means that your son or daughter will get a free meal to the value of £2.25 every day, the allowance is credited to their account by 11:30am.

It also means that we get extra money for the school to support your son or daughter’s learning, progress and achievement. 

Click here to apply:

Free School Meals Application Form

You can also find out more and download an application form from the South Gloucestershire Council website at

Simply type ‘Free School Meals’ into the search bar at the top of the home page or by ringing their contact centre on 01454 868008.