From 1st October 2018, OSA’s catering needs are being met by Chartwells.


The government released regulations regarding milk for all students from 1 January 2015. Milk is to be made available for any student who wishes to purchase it at break or lunch times. If students are eligible for free school meals, then it will form part of the daily meal deal. Alternatively it will be available to purchase at a cost of 45p per cup. Please request from the catering staff.

Allergens, intolerance and other reasons not to eat certain foods

There are regulations regarding allergens, intolerances and other reasons why students may not wish to eat certain foods, ie. religious reasons. Chartwell have been trained in these procedures and will need to know from parents if this applies to their child. Please contact the Academy if this concerns your child urgently.

Cashless catering

The Academy uses a cashless catering system for all purchases at the canteen. At the point of payment the student enters a PIN or places their finger on the fingertip scanner, and once successfully verified by the Catering Point of Sale Operator, their account is debited.

Cashless catering payment machine
Students enter their PIN or place their finger on the scanner and insert money into the cash terminal, which is located outside the ICT office, to top up their accounts. The terminals are programmed to accept: £20, £10 and £5 notes, £2, £1, 50p, 20p and 10p coins.

Cashless online
For online payments into an account just use this link and follow the easy step by step guide Cashless Payment Website.