Glasgow City Council Welcome to Shawlands Academy

Fuel Zone


The Fuel Zone at Shawlands Academy


Shawlands operates a cafeteria system known as: ‘The Fuel Zone’. Providing a range of meals, including a vegetarian/halal option. School meals are supplied by external caterers, Direct and Care Services, and every effort is made to provide a cost effective, healthy and balanced diet for pupils.
The cafeteria no longer accepts cash payment; instead every pupil is issued with a ‘Q’ card. This card may be credited by swiping and adding cash at one of the machines positioned in the cafeteria. Food can only be purchased using the Q card.
Pupils are encouraged to add sufficient money to last a full week. Pupils in receipt of free meals have the appropriate amount added daily to their cards.
The school dining hall is supervised by teaching staff. Packed lunches may be taken in the dining hall and can be supplemented by purchases at the counter.

Special prescribed diets are available as required. Parents of pupils who require a special diet are asked to contact Pastoral Care staff at the start of the school session, if possible.