The Wavell School

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The Café uses a biometric system which means that students need to deposit money into their accounts before being able to make their purchases. We have two up-loading machines in school where students can deposit their money; alternatively, you may wish to access our on-line payment service.


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All students are expected to stay on site for lunch. Lunchtime passes are only available to very special cases if you want your child to go home for lunch, i.e. medical reasons.


The Wavell Café

HC3S Student Survey 2017

In previous years you told us that the speed of service was more important than price, variety and portion size, so in the past twelve months we have started a programme to install external service points, or “pods” Where these have been sited they have taken a huge amount of pressure, and lots of customers away from the main dining areas, reducing queues and speeding up service.

Telling us what you want does work.

So for 2017 we need to hear from you again. Whether your experiences have been good or bad we want to know. Log on to

We’re listening!

On Tuesday 12th September 2017 The Wavell School celebrated the ‘Grand Opening’ of the new rebranded Wavell Café. Read more...




The Wavell Café provision, which includes a Breakfast club, snacks at Break-time and a full Lunch-time service is managed by Hampshire County Council's professional Catering Service, HC3S whose passion is to provide healthy, fleshly prepared food using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 

Winners of the Cost Sector Education Caterer of the Year 2011.

Accredited with the Hyperactive Children's Support Group's Highest Award for Excellence in School Catering in 2005.

Holder of the Good Egg, Good Chicken and Good Pig Award from Compassion in World Farming

Winners of the FreeFrom Eating Out Award 2014

We work just as hard to ensure that our food is always good value for money, Just £2.15 provides a balanced lunch with vegetables, homemade cake and a juice drink. 

To find out more about us, our food, and to see our current tariff please visit the HC3S website

Pasta King

Pasta King pasta pots are available every day at lunchtime from both the Main Hall and C Block. There is always a meat and a vegetarian option available.


A variety of snacks such as sandwiches, jacket potatoes, pizza, fruit and milkshakes are also available during morning break and lunchtime. See the price list below for further detail.



New Online “Free School Meal” Eligibility Checking

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has launched a new online service so parents can check their eligibility for free school meals themselves.

This self-service option is available here

Please note that the criteria for free school meals is the same, regardless of method of checking eligibility, but for the online service, all you need to do is enter your name, national insurance number or asylum number, your address and your child’s details. Press ‘submit’ and you will find out if you are eligible.
If your result comes back ‘found’, this means your child is eligible for free meals and the system automatically tells your school. No more hassle in digging out paperwork and going into school to get it checked!

For more information, check out the web address above, or phone Sue Martin on 023 8062 7738.