The Bedford Bistro
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Bedford High School is committed to providing the highest quality school meals that adhere to the School Food Standards (click here for further details). Our current catering provider is Metrofresh. Metrofresh is based in Orrell and provides school meals to many other primary and secondary schools across the Wigan Borough. Metrofresh works in conjunction with a number of student councils and borough-wide focus groups to establish six main brands that are representative of the lifestyle, choices and aspirations of young people in the borough.
These are: Metro World Flavours (including meat free), Metro Traditional, Metro Oriental Express and Fasta Pasta, Metro Sub, Metro Express and Metro Delights
At Bedford High School all students have the opportunity to make suggestions or comments on the quality of food and service in the Bistro. The dedicated team of staff provide a welcoming dining environment, with the highest standards in food and customer care.
Cashless Catering and Online Payments
We operate a cashless canteen system, this means no money passes through the tills. Students can add money to their accounts either using revalue units or via online payments. The following documents provide further information regarding cashless catering:
Please contact the school if you require your username and password for online payments. All login details are posted within the first two weeks of a new term. To access the site click the logo on the school home page or click this link WISEPAY LOGIN
Free School Meals
Your child is eligible for free school meals if you or your partner receive one of the qualifying benefits.
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The guaranteed part of State Pension Credit
- Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit.
What is the pupil premium?
The pupil premium is extra funding for your child’s education. It is provided by the government and is normally claimed as part of free school meals if you or your partner are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits.
School will receive up to £1300 per pupil for six years to support your child’s education including help with the cost of school trips, teaching assistant staff and after school programs.
To apply or find out more contact Wigan Council.