Pupils, or their parents, have the choice to pre-order cold food to Take Away by using the online facility, BlueRunner, or purchase hot food directly from the dining rooms to Eat In or Take Away using their ID card to make payment*.

Cold Food

Sandwiches | Baguettes | Salads | Pasta | Drinks | Snacks | Fruit

Pre-order online from the Take Away menus for break and lunch 

Pupils must pre-order their cold food using the online facility, BlueRunner, and select from the break or lunch menus.


When logged in there will be two menu options - select Break or Lunch.

Orders must be placed online before the cut-off time, which is 11.59pm the night before. If you prefer, you can order in advance for the weeks ahead.

For Break and Lunch choices range from baguettes and sandwiches with various fillings to pasta and salads as well as fruit, cereal bars, cakes^, popcorn^ and drinks.  

Orders for all year groups will be brought to the Auditorio to collect. 

Take Away Food and Packed Lunch Dining Areas:  Year 7 - The Hex | Year 8 - The Auditorio | Year 9 Humanities | Year 10 & 11 - The Bistro

If you want to know more about the online pre-ordering system or have any questions, there is further information on our website, including a user guide and frequently asked questions.  Go to www.priory.lancs.sch.uk/parents/online-catering-orders

Hot Food

Plated Meals | Chicken Wraps | Jacket Potatoes | Paninis | Pizza Slices | Bacon Barms | Snacks | Fruit | Drinks

Purchase hot food served fresh on the day at break and lunch from the dining rooms. Pupils will have the option to have it plated to Eat In or put in disposable cartons to Take Away. (hot food is not available to pre-order)

No cash is required as the pupil's ID card will be used to deduct payment from their account* at the tills.

A limited selection of sandwiches will also be available to buy on the day in the dining rooms, alongside a wide selection of snacks, fruit and drinks.

Hot Food Dining Areas: Year 7, 8 & 9 The Dining Room | Year 10 & 11 The Bistro

There’s a great choice with a three-week rolling lunch menu which will be displayed around school and in the weekly newsletter.  A sample menu is below.

For Break choices include bagels, sausage/bacon barms, pizza slices, toast and garlic bread. For Lunch, plated meal choices include pasta dishes, curry, roast dinner, fish and chips and regular ‘specials’ alongside jacket potatoes, chicken wraps, paninis and more.  

Vegetarian and gluten-free options also available.

Vending Machines

The vending machines offer a wide selection of bottled drinks. These are located in the Bistro (the Year 10 & 11 dining area) and at the back of the Sports Hall, which crosses the Year 7 & 8 area. Drinks can only be paid for with cash or contactless card payment (there is no ID card scanner).

Exclusively for our Year 10 & 11 pupils and staff, we also have a hot drinks machine in the Bistro.  All drinks are 60p each and also, must be paid for with cash or contactless card payment. Pupils must not leave the Bistro with hot drinks.

Lost or Forgotten ID Cards

Lost ID cards can be ordered and paid for via SCOPay for pupils to collect from the school office.  Replacements are charged at £1 each which includes the card holder and lanyard.

If a pupil is notifying us that they have lost their card and payment has not been received, then a text will be sent to let parents know.

We aim to replace cards before lunch however where this is not the case, pupils will still be able to purchase from the dining rooms and the catering team will manually process the transaction on the system that day.  This is the same for those that forgotten or just misplaced their cards. We cannot issue cards to 'borrow'.

Food Hygiene Rating

Penwortham Priory Academy has a Food Hygiene Rating of 5. For details of the rating, please click on the link below.

If you have a question, please email enquiries@priory.lancs.sch.uk

*Accounts should be topped up via SCOPay.  For further information go to www.priory.lancs.sch.uk/parents/internet-payments
^available lunch only

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