Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

The School Canteen - Cucina

At Glyn we offer an all-day service in our canteen from our early morning breakfast club, morning break service, lunch and after school provision...we even offer a take home service so you can try our food in your own kitchens!  The Canteen is open from 7.00am to 5.00pm daily. 

The canteen is run by Cucina.  Cucina – pronounced “Cuchina” (the Italian word for kitchen or a place where food is prepared) is a catering company specialising in providing fresh, healthy food in school.   We only ever serve food that we would be happy to be served ourselves, which is why we developed our food promises!

Everything is cooked fresh and you can see dishes being freshly prepared, such as home-made pizza served fresh from our pizza oven, fresh bread made on the premises daily and a wide variety of main meals, salads, sandwiches, fruit pots and desserts, as well as mouth-watering homemade muesli bars, muffins and cakes.

Please click on the menu below to view Cucina – sample menus:

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Cucina Restaurant Menu 2016-17            Cucina Deli Menu 2016-17

All our food is prepared in an environment where nuts and other food allergens are present, so if you have special dietary requirements on a daily basis, please speak to our Chef who will be happy to let you know what you are able to eat and if nothing on the menu is suitable, he will find you an alternative!

Throughout the year we run a variety of theme days.  This year we have had themes on Wimbledon, World Cup, Easter, Halloween, Willy Wonka and Cowboys and Indians to name a few.   During our them days we decorate the canteen, dress up and a have specialist menus based around the theme. 

Cucina Themed Events                    

Parent/Carers - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cap the daily amount my son can spend?

If you wish to cap your son’s daily spend in the canteen, please download and complete the Cucina Contact Form below and return it to student reception.  This will then be forwarded to Cucina and a daily limit will then be applied to your son’s account.

Can I cap the amount of snack items which my son can purchase daily?

If you wish to cap your son’s daily purchase of snack items, please download and complete the Cucina Contact Form below and return it to student reception.  This will then be forwarded to Cucina and a daily limit will then be applied to your son’s account.

My son is entitled to free school meals – how does that work and what is he entitled to receive?

If your son receives free school meals he can choose any two items from the extensive daily menu for his free school meal value, regardless of price, in recognition of the importance of meals at school.  To pay for the meal, we will effectively credit your son’s account on a daily basis and this will be avaiable for lunchtime and he will then access the funds via our Biometric Finger Printing the same as the other students.

How do I let you know about my son’s diatary requirments?

Cucina are keen to provide a service for all students so if your son has a particular dietary requirement please download and complete the Cucina Contact Form below and return it to student reception.  This will then be forwarded to Cucina and a note will be placed on your son’s account. On a daily basis your son should speak with our Chef to find out which food he is able to purchase for that day and they will do their best to cater for this.

For more information about allergens please click on the links below:

How much will my son need each day?

The cost of a hot meal is currently £2.10* and a dessert £1.00*.  On average students tend to spend around £6* maximum in a day.  * - prices quoted September 2016 Menu

What can my son buy for £1.00 or less?

Drinks Morning Break
Abbey Well Water £0.50* & £1.00* Basic sandwich range from £1.00*
Slush drink £0.50* & £1.00* Half Panini £1.20*
Fruit Juice (Apple/Orange) £0.50* Cucina Basics – range of items available every day £0.60*
                                     Capri Sun £0.90*                          
Breakfast Lunch
Hot chocolate £0.50* & £1.00* Homemade soup and bread £1.00*
Cereal & milk £0.65* Hot and cold desserts £1.00*
Toast, butter and preserves £0.25* Fresh fruit pots £0.90*
Croissant or Pain au Chocolate £1.00* Whole fruit £0.50*
  Yoghurt granolas £0.90*
  Cakes and muffins £1.00*

* - all prices quoted from September 2016 Menu.

Cucina Contact Form

Please click on the image below to obtain a copy of the Cucina Contact Form. 

Cucina Logo

Please return all completed forms to Student reception.