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).

IFG Parent Communication Sept 2021

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

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 menus 2021-22

Breakfast and After School canteen services

Innovate Client Tariff – February 2022

Pricing Poster

Innovate – Grab & Go Tariff Feb 22

Innovate – Salad Bar Tariff Feb 22

Innovate – Jacket Potatoes Tariff Feb 22

Innovate – Homebaked & Sweet Treats Tariffs Feb 22

Innovate – Cold Drinks Tariff Feb 22

Innovate – Breakfast Items Feb 22

Hot Drinks Tariff – Tchibo Machines Feb 22

Innovate – Slushies Poster Feb 22

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.

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