EMS School Catering

Now we have moved into our new school, we have taken on the provision of school meals in house.  This gives us a lot more flexibility with what we can offer the students. Our new Lead Catering Manager has been planning a 3 week menu and fantastic Meal Deal options to give our students healthy nutritious meals on a daily basis.

Payment System

Money must be put onto students account before buying a meal. This can be done in one of two ways:

  1. Putting coins into a machine on the wall in school. The machine will take £2, £1, 50p, 20p and 10p coins.
  2. Online at www.Parentpay.com If you child is currently a student at EMS or starting in September you should have received a letter with your unique Username and Password. If you haven’t got this or are experiencing any issues accessing your account please contact finance@ems.bhcet.org.uk and we can get you up and running.

Money can be paid in periodically at your own convenience but we would suggest that you credit the account with enough funds to last a week or a month. This means that students do not need to carry cash every day.

Free School Meals


For the current eligibility regulations please visit this link to Hartlepool Borough Council Web-site

Help Your School

If your child is eligible for free school meals, it’s worth registering them. This is because schools receive a ‘Pupil Premium’ – an extra payment for each eligible child which they can spend on useful services

The Application Procedure

The quickest way to apply for free school meals is to make a telephone application on 01429 284188.

OR you can make your claim for Free School Meals through Jobcentreplus.

OR you can collect a paper application form from your child’s school or the Civic Centre.

Applicants should forward the completed application form to: Civic Centre, Victoria Road , Hartlepool, TS24 8AY.

Eating Habits

Is your child’s money not lasting the week? As a parent/carer you can put restrictions on how much your child can spend per day. Contact Leanne on 01429 242228 or email larmstrong@ems.bhcet.org.uk to get the restrictions put in place.

Due to the ongoing pandemic we have reduced the options that will be available in the dining hall.

Full Price List (September 2020)