Food and the GladeDiner
At Gladesmore Community School, lunch is served in the GladeDiner. The GladeDiner typically offers a selection of 2 hot meals including a vegetarian choice, sandwiches and hot snacks e.g. pasta; pizza. If pupils prefer, they can bring a packed lunch. In the first few weeks, Year 7 will be brought down to lunch early whilst they get used to how things work. Pupils are not currently allowed to leave the school site during the day unless they have a note from their parents.
Paying for lunch: If pupils receive Free School Meals, they will be given a lunch-card which they will show at the till. If they do not receive Free School Meals, they will need to bring money for their lunch or bring a packed lunch.
After pupils have eaten their lunch, they can go out into the playground to spend time with their friends, or they can go onto the Astroturf. There are also lunchtime activities which they can access e.g. table tennis.
The GladeDiner offers a range of snacks and drinks at breaktime — pupils will need to bring money to purchase these.
If pupils come to school early (before 8am), they can receive a free breakfast in the GladeDiner every day. Year 7 and Year 8 pupils are also invited to attend Stepping Stones mentoring and this also includes a free breakfast. Stepping Stones starts at 8.15am.