Ercall Wood Academy

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School Meals

Ercall Wood Academy students use a cashless payment system to purchase food and drinks from the canteen. This minimises students’ need to carry money around site (thus reducing the risk of losing it!) and creates a fast, hygienic method of payment during our busy lunch and break times.

Parents/Carers should send their child to school on Monday with enough money for the week ahead. Children then add this cash to their account using machines around school, and pay for their meals using just their fingerprint.

Please note, our canteen does not accept cash – only payment using the fingerprint system. Our office cannot always supply change, so please ensure your child has the correct money to add to their account.

Telford & Wrekin Education Catering Team have provided instructions on how to add funds to your child’s account and view the balance

Click here for guide

If you have any further issues with this payment system or the Online Balance Checker you can call us on 01952 380918 where a member of staff will be able to assist you with your enquiry.

Telford & Wrekin Council have sadly anticipated that due to COVID, more families will now reach the threshold for Free School Meals.

If you are not currently in receipt of Free School Meals and you fall in to one of the categories below, please apply online at

Your child, or children, may qualify for Free School Meals if you meet the following criteria:

· you or your partner have a child for whom you receive Child Benefit and who is attending a school or college in Telford and Wrekin and you get any of the following:

· Income Support

· Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

· Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income gross income of no more than £16,190)

· support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

· Pension Credit (guaranteed credit)

· Universal Credit and your household income is less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get).


If your personal contact details change at any stage, please notify the Free School Meals Department at Telford & Wrekin Council directly of these. 


You may be entitled! To find out if you are eligible for free school meals please contact

Mrs Tracey Hoof – Senior Administrator on

Telephone - 01952 387303

E-mail -