Catering (HC3S)


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 550 local sites, creating great value nutritional meals every day! Breakfast and lunch are available!

We use a pre-pay cashless system which uses a biometric (thumb recognition) procedure instead of cards.  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 will only need their thumbprint to add the 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 regulary for information on specials coming soon, and the weeks current menu.

What 'HS3S' Say?Hc3s

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) is food and customer focused, and works in partnership in an ethical and sustainable way.

We support local suppliers and communities; investing in health and wellbeing

The food at your school is produced by professional caterers whose passion is to provide healthy, freshly 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

And 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 our website

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.

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HC3S Menu and Tariff Date  
HC3S Tariff 2017 21st Apr 2017 Download
HC3S Menu 2017 21st Apr 2017 Download
HC3S Student Survey 2017 04th Oct 2017 Download
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