Our school meals are provided by Chartwells. 

For many years, Chartwells have focused on helping those in education to build strong bodies, sharp minds and lead long, healthy lives.  

Children enjoy a nutritious menu that is carefully planned to meet their dietary requirements. Throughout the year, children also enjoy different theme days and the Christmas Dinner is always a firm favourite for both staff and children! 

School dinners are free for all children in Reception, Year one and Year two.  Some families in years three to six qualify for free school meals otherwise the cost is £2.45 per day. 

To see if you are eligible for free school meals you can check here:

If you would like your child to try a school dinner please speak to the academy office. 

Alternatively, you can send your child with a packed lunch. Please note: we are a nut free school. Please ensure that packed lunches do not contain any nuts including peanut butter in sandwiches. 


Our online payment service. 

We’re pleased to announce that we are a cashless school. This means that all payments for any items are made through MCAS app. You can pay online using your credit or debit card either online or via an app for your phone. There is also the ability to link siblings not only at Macaulay but also at a different school (if they use MCAS app). 

How to get started with MCAS app… 

You will have received an account activation email, with an invitation code: 

  • Follow the instructions on the invitation email.
  • Once activated, you can enter a password of your choice.  

NB. These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process.

For additional help, please see the guide below:

If you have any questions or need support using MCAS app, please contact the school office on 01472 503350.