Our meals are freshly prepared on the school premises, with ingredients from recognised catering suppliers, in our modern kitchen. All of our menus adhere to current Government standards for school food, as laid out in “The School Food Plan”. We are committed to producing healthy meals and to cater for the varied tastes and need of our students. We operate a nut free kitchen and are able to cater for or advise on a range of dietary needs.
All our services operate on a biometric payment system. This allows money to be added to a student's account with cash on the day or cheques for a week, month or term. Online payments are accessed with a password and code that allows you to pay not only for school meals but also school trips and events. The biometric system also allows us to “track student eating habits. This information can also help us with dietary advice to assist students to eat a healthy diet. This information is available to parents on request.
Each individual item sold has a price and pupils can then build up their meal to their own value. We have a range of 'meal deals' that will offer better value and provide pupils with a balanced lunch. Pupils in receipt of "free school meals" are not identifiable in the queue as their subsidy is added to the system electronically; this subsidy only applies to our lunchtime service.
Information about FSM criteria and application is available from our Pastoral team.
Pupils are encouraged to stay on site at lunch time.
The service comprises;
Hot and cold drinks Toast/bagels/bread rolls Fruit, yoghurts and cereals
Mid morning break
Cheese and bacon baguettes
Pastry products (when standards permit)
Fruit, yoghurts and cereals
At lunchtime in the main dining room pupils queue in year groups and the order changes daily.
The "Main Dining Room" offers a wide selection including a self-service salad bar. Our main course choice changes daily and we also offer jacket potatoes with a choice of hot and cold fillings and a hot wrap bar. In our snack section there are Panini, chicken burgers and a range of sandwiches, filled rolls and baguettes.
Hot and cold sweets are available and a full range of cold drinks. We offer a variety of vegetarian options and cater for special dietary needs.
The "Tuck shop" has a range of filled past pots and snacks. It also offers a range of cold drinks. It is also home to our frozen yoghurt /ice cream machine, which is very popular in the summer. Items purchased from this unit are takeaway only.
There are also drinks vending machines in the PE Block.