Catering at HLC Secondary

Autograph is pleased to be a partner with Hadley Learning Community and Interserve Education with the aim of the continual development of the catering service. At Autograph, it is our priority to offer and promote healthy eating for young people with a range of tasty menus focussing on offering pupils delicious, healthy, freshly prepared, high quality food that they will love to eat.

We look forward to continuing to build a positive relationship with customers old and new. Please feel free to contact us at any time via Joy Young our on site Catering Manager or the company website.

How to Pay for School Lunch

1. Go directly to and enter the Username and Password supplied by the school.
2. Follow the Internet Payment Guide for Parents guide.


               Laura Stacey                       Leah Tench - Hughes
 Asst. Manager/Head Chef          Catering Manager

Lunchtime Arrangements

If your child is entitled to free school meals then their card will be charged to the value of a free school meal for each day. This means that no student will have to use a different system for free school meals and ensures that they do not feel that they are singled out when using our catering facilities.

Free School Meals

Pupils will not be allowed to leave the site at lunchtime unless they are going home for lunch. We will require a letter from parents requesting this and the student will then be issued with a special pass.


If your child wishes to bring a packed lunch into school then we urge parents to ensure that it is healthy and meets the recommendations for children’s diets. Fizzy drinks and sweets are discouraged. Healthy snacks will be available for our students.


All students will be actively encouraged to drink water during the day. Students will require a water bottle which is durable and will not leak. Students will be able to fill these bottles during the day.


This year Public Health England have released new recommendations for industry to reduce sugar in food. Autograph are committed to supporting pupils to achieve a healthy diet and our Eat Well Live Well strategy includes the following commitments to reduce sugar:

  • Desserts

    Our homemade desserts are developed by our Executive Chef to reduce the amount of sugar and include healthy ingrediants such as wholegrain cereals, fruits and vegetables.

  • Drinks

    All drinks are compliant with the School Food Standards Healthy Drinks List.

  • Confectionary

    We do not serve any confectionary.

  • Suppliers

    We work closely with our suppliers to source nutritionally preferable ingrediants which are lower in suger.

Classroom Cooks

HLC's Veggie Bolognaise Dream with Pasta Twists

Well done to all of our mini menu developers who have created some truly fantastic dishes for your child to enjoy. Autographs Chefs and Nutritionists were very impressed with the love of good food and understanding of the benefits of eating well!