Catering (HC3S)

The price list and menu's for our school canteen can be found at the bottom of this page

Whilst your child is with us at Cove School it’s important that they are ‘fuelled and ready’ for the learning prospects presented to them. The best way to ensure this happens is to eat a nutritional lunch each and every day, whether it be from the school canteen or a packed lunch! At Cove we use the Hampshire HC3S catering service, they cater across 496 local sites, creating great value nutritional meals every day! Breakfast and lunch are available!

We use a pre-pay cashless system where individual student lunch cards are used to make purchases from the school kitchen.  The staff do not accept cash.

You can pay for your child's lunch online by registering with ScoPay. We recommend this method as it saves students carrying cash around school. With ScoPay you are able to see what they are eating and how much they are spending. Each child will receive a letter with an activation code when they start in Year 7.

For SCOPAY Login Click Here!

Students are also able to add money to their account using the machine in the foyer near the kitchen. The machine will accept anything between 5p and £20, students need to use their lunch card to add funds.

Cheques must be made payable to “HC3S”, with name of the student written clearly on the back and posted in the letterbox by the kitchen. For top-ups to be processed same day they need to be submitted before break time!

Breakfast  To start the day right! 
Lunch More substantial to get you through the rest of the school day!

Our menu is updated twice yearly, and we offer promotions and theme days monthly to tie in with local and national events. Check the dining hall regularly for information on specials coming soon, and the weeks current menu.

What 'HS3S' Say?

Hc3s secondary stacked cmyk 01Our school caterers are award-winning caterers HC3S.

It’s an explosion of exotic ingredients, it’s a veritable feast, yet it’s all about the taste. 

Street food is here to stay, especially in secondary schools as it’s easy to hold and perfect for socialising while eating. Of course, they also produce main dishes that you can eat with a knife and fork so there’s plenty of choice, and all of it’s freshly prepared.

From morning break, hot and healthy light bites, to nutritious lunches from the deli range too there’s something to suit everyone’s taste, and that’s without the extra theme days.

Their biometric system means it’s easy to speed through the queues so students don’t need to worry about carrying loose change.

Find out more about HC3S at, menus and theme days, follow them on Facebook. @hc3s Education

Nutritional Standards

Our menus comply with the Government's final food based and nutritional standards. Information including ingredients and nutritional content is available to students, staff and parents upon request. We ensure that all our suppliers premises, their delivery vehicles as well as the products they provide, are subjected to rigorous inspections on a regular basis. All suppliers provide a specification for each food product supplied, detailing the ingredients and nutritional elements.