Hornchurch Academy Trust

School Meals

Havering Catering Services operate a system for paying for dinner and drinks tickets called ‘sQuid’. This means that the kitchen will not be selling any tickets and these will need to be paid for through a sQuid account. sQuid is an easier, more convenient way to pay for school meals.

When joining our school you will receive unique registration details so that you can create a sQuid account and top up your account online.

For information on free school meals entitlement please check eligibility criteria on Havering councils website (see link below) or apply by calling the Havering Free School Meals Officer on 01708433929.


Children who prefer to go home for lunch should be collected at the start of their lunch break and should return to school 5 minutes before the end of the break (all children must be signed out and in again by a parent when leaving the premises). Please note that we do not usually re-admit children during the lunch hour for Health and Safety reasons.

Please note that newly admitted children or in year transferred children will need to be provided with a packed lunch until a sQuid account is set up.

Register and create an account with sQuid here.sQuid account login.

Havering Catering website and current menu.


Natasha's Law and School Trip Packed Lunches

Natasha's Law came into effect on 1st October 2021. One of the requirements of the law is to ensure the relevant information (allergen and ingredients data), is accessible and available for parents and carers to ensure an informed choice. You can access this data by following the link below:

School Data - School Trip Packed Lunch


For breaktime children are allowed to bring a healthy snack, either raw fruit or vegetables. Children are also allowed to bring water to drink in transparent plastic bottles with sports caps, clearly labelled with their name and class, which are kept in the classrooms.