The Canteen

As of January 2019 our caterers are Aspens, who are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that they prepare here in our kitchens. They offer a range of meal deals every day at a competitive cost, and run a range of guest offers and special theme days to create a buzz in the canteen.  Here are their menus for the Spring term in 2019 – click on any image to enlarge it:

Aspens also sell a delicious range of snacks from the sixth form café and “the picnic basket” at breaktime and lunchtime. The picnic basket, pictured below, was generously funded by the Parents Association and first opened in September 2017.



Canteen Payments

The canteen operates a cashless biometric system. This means that rather than paying for their food with cash, each pupil places her finger onto a machine which then transfers payment from their account to the canteen. At the start of Year 7 each pupil registers her fingerprint and this creates a code which is unique to her.

As part of this system, the pupil and/or her parent must make sure there is always some money in her canteen account. Accounts can be topped up online using the ParentPay system [link available to left of picture above], or cash can be put into the re-valuer machine outside the library.

If a pupil forgets her lunch, or does not have enough money to buy it, the school office will lend her what she needs. Naturally, we expect this to be repaid promptly. Pupils entitled to free school meals have their allowance automatically topped up every day, and they can add further funds to this if they wish.


Free School Meals

If you would like to find out whether your family is eligible for free school meals please click here.



Page Updated September 2018