Canteen Opening Times

Our extensive kitchen facilities and multi-purpose canteen halls are available to students during breakfast, break, and lunch times.

The canteen opens for breakfast from 8.00am with toast, sausage and bacon baps, fruit and cold drinks on offer.

At break time, students can enjoy any of the hot and cold snacks available as well as bottled drinks. Some of the snacks on offer at break times vary from day to day and can include toast, fruit and chocolate bars.

At lunch time, students have the choice of a hot meal, salad boxes or sandwiches and wraps. The meal of the day changes daily and often has a limited number of alternatives or variations. Vegetarian options are available with every meal but additional meal requirements should be arranged with the canteen manager – please contact the school if your child has a specific dietary requirement.

Canteen Menu/Price List


Further Information

Meals of the day are displayed in advance on the plasma TV screens in the canteens and tutors will normally read the weekly menu out to students in tutor time.

Ballakermeen is ‘allergy aware’ and our catering team are very careful to avoid using, where possible, ingredients that contain known allergens. If your child has allergies please contact the school so a risk assessment can be undertaken. Charts in the canteen help students to identify possible allergens in the meals being served.

The most popular meal option is the daily meal-deal, which for £2.95 includes the meal of the day and a dessert.

All items and meals from the canteen can only be paid for using a cashless SmartCard, the canteen is not equipped to process cash.

Water is freely available from the fountains and jugs in each canteen. As the school aims to reduce the use of single use plastic we recommend that students bring a refillable drinks bottle into school to help them stay well hydrated.


This week's main meals include*:

Monday 26th Pasta with Cheese Sauce
Tuesday 27th Chicken Chunks with Chips
Wednesday 28th Chicken Pie with Roast Potatoes, Veg and Gravy
Thursday 29th Various Curries served with Rice
Friday 1st March Fish and Chips
Monday 4th March Meatballs in Tomato & Basil Sauce, served with Garlic Bread
Tuesday 5th Steak Burger and Chips
Wednesday 6th Homemade Cheese Pie served with Beans
Thursday 7th Chinese Style Chicken Curry served with Rice and Prawn Crackers
Friday 8th Fish and Chips
Available daily Selection of options from the salad bar
Homemade soup, prepared daily
Fresh baguettes, wraps and sandwiches made with a selection of fillings

*Meal options subject to change. Alternative options, including vegetarian available daily.