Food & Cashless Catering

Our canteen and the cashless payment system.

Food Hall

Our Food Hall is run by Mellors.

A variety of food is served in the morning before school, at break time and at lunchtime. Hot and cold lunches are available and a variety of food types are served. The menus change daily, but you can see a general menu of what is available below.

All hot food must be eaten in the Canteen. Ample seating is provided and students are encouraged to help maintain cleanliness of the food hall for hygiene and safety reasons.

Food Menu

Menu of what is generally available at our Canteen.

Cashless Catering

You will need to be registered onto our system to pay using a "cashless" system. If you are new to our school, we will ask you for a thumb scan which you will use to pay: choose food, put thumb on the till, food paid for! If you don't want to use your thumb, then we can give you a pin code to use, but you must keep this code a secret so no one else can use it.

You must have money in your account to pay for your food. "Top ups" can be made at machines around the canteen area.

Cashless Catering Guidance

Information pack on cashless catering.

Free School Meals

As a Sefton resident, you are eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:

If eligible for the funding students receive a free meal at the school canteen on a daily basis. As well as this, additional financial support is given to the school to help assist students who may be struggling with their studies and to enable the school provide additional support and help for parents if required. If you feel that your son may be eligible for free school meals please complete the application form below and send to the address specified on the form.

Free School Meals Application

Download the FSM application form here.

FSM guidance

Further information about FSM from Sefton.

About Us

Birkdale High School, a limited company registered in England and Wales under Company number 07695504.

Registered address: Windy Harbour Road, Southport PR8 3DT

Headteacher: G Bourgade


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