North Birmingham Academy


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The food children eat at school plays an important role in their wellbeing, and eating a well-balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that’s why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.  We have a fantastic range to choose from and we make sure that we serve the variety of food that children both like and want to eat. We have a specialised menu which caters for every child and their needs- even if they have a specialised diet. Children who have specialised diets are an important part of our catering service and we can provide food if they have an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs. Please let us know if your child has any requirements we should note.

Responsible Catering

Our catering provider Aspens has a team of experienced and specialist chefs who take responsibility for catering today’s children and young adults seriously. All of the dishes provided are from a bespoke menu and are prepared everyday using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced. The menu incorporates organic and fair trade items as standard and as well as ensuring all of the food served is healthy, we provide students with a range of information and advice to ensure they develop an understanding of healthy eating and the importance of eating the right foods.

Free School Meals

At NBA we provide several children every day with free school means. For more information, to find out if you are eligible or for details on how to claim, visit

What’s on the Menu?

We have a range of food and drinks available at many different times of the day, and for students with special dietary needs. Below is a timetable of our menus available.


Breakfast Club

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 8:30am. This club allows students to get their day off to a positive start with free toast and tea provided.

Mid-Morning Break

Monday to Thursday 10:55am to 11:10am- Here, we offer a range of hot and cold food, yoghurt and dessert pots, cold drinks and hot beverages from Costa.


Monday to Thursday 1:00pm to 1:40pm and Friday 11:00am to 11:40am

A selection of homemade hot meals based on food from around the world are served daily. We also have a daily pasta offer, hot snacks, desserts, home bakes and cold drinks available, alongside a range of hot and tasty puddings

Coffee Shop

Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 3:30pm and Friday 9:00am to 1:30pm

We have a range of filled sandwiches, baguettes and salad pots, pasta pots, homemade soup, home bakes and cold drinks. We also have our range of Costa hot drinks including hot chocolate, latte, cappuccino and our fruit coolers.

The Lunch Box

Monday to Thursday 10:55am to 11:10am and 1:00pm to 1:40pm Friday 11:00am to 11:40am. Our outside service offers a range of hot snacks, baguettes, home bakes and cold drinks. We also feature a number of guest offers such as street food, subs, noodles, curries and a pasta bar.

Get in Touch

We are experts in school catering and have years of experience when it comes to school food.  If you have any concerns, special dietary requirements or have a question about our menus - please get in touch. You can contact us via email on or call us on 01866 821511. You will also find a host of information on our website