School Meals & Menus

“Students that eat a healthy, well balanced diet are better able to concentrate within class and are more likely to be receptive to learning.”

The school canteen is run by Innovate Services Ltd. Innovate offer a varied menu of good nutritious food that students enjoy in keeping with our Healthy Schools status. The menu rotates every six weeks and provides good value. Snacks, drinks and main meals are available every day.

The canteen is open during morning break and lunch break.

All purchases of food and drink are made via the cashless catering system. Students are issued with a cashless catering card when they join the school. (There is a charge of £5 to replace lost or damaged cards).

Allergies and Dietary requirements

Thamesmead is a nut-free school and the canteen can also accommodate allergy and dietary requirements. Labelling of products is in line with Natasha’s Law – more details are in the flyer below.

Labelling of products in the school canteen –  Natasha’s Law


Generation Juice – cutting down plastic bottle waste – please see details in the flyer below

A4 Generation Juice Flyer Innovate

Payments for School Meals/Cashless Catering

Parents can top up their child’s canteen account using the online Tucasi system. Year 7 students are given a link code to use the Tucasi system when they join Thamesmead. Cash/cheque payments are no longer accepted for the canteen.  Students are issued a lunch card on joining the school that they present in the canteen to access funds that have been added to their account. (They also use this card for copying and printing services in school)

If a student loses their card, replacement cards can be purchased for £5 cash from the school office. Any balance on the account can then be transferred to the new card.

Online payments by credit or debit card for Innovate Services are processed by Cunninghams, and so your bank statement would display ‘Cunninghams’ for payments made for the canteen via Tucasi.


School Menus and meal deals below.

Canteen Open for Breakfast Mar 2024

Canteen Open After School Mar 2024

Innovate Halal & Non Halal Restaurant Menus

Blue Dot £2.50

Blue Dot Meal Deal – Item List Sept 23

Innovate Homebaked & Sweet Treats Tariff Poster

Innovate Ice Cream Tariff Posters

Innovate Jacket Potato Tariff Poster

Innovate Salad Bar Tariff Poster

Innovate Grab & Go Tariff Poster

Innovate Cold Drink Tariff Poster

Hot and Cold Meal deal posters 2023

Free School Meals

If you think you might be eligible for Free School Meals, please complete this form and we will process your application as soon as we can.  Daily credit is added to a student’s canteen account if they are eligible. Any daily allowance is always used before any additional funds that parents may choose to add to their child’s account.

FSM Application Form April 2020

Please send the completed form to and we will check eligibility for you.

Eligible parents will receive vouchers from Club 4 via email to book activities for the school holidays. Guide at the link below.

Club4 Parent Guide Summer

Local Foodbanks

Surplus to supper – Sunbury Cricket Club TW165PS

Every weekend there is a surplus shop where you can pick up some surplus food in exchange for a small donation

Jubilee Church Shepperton TW179EE

St Saviours Church Sunbury TW167TP

St John’s Church Walton KT123JQ

The Beacon Church Chertsey KT169AS

Salvation Army Ashford TW153JY

St Peters Church Staines TW197ER

The Pavilion Stanwell TW197ER