School Dining


We are extremely proud of our catering service at Herschel Grammar School. Our cheerful and vibrant team thrive on the challenge of providing a first class service to students and staff. Every year over the past twelve years the number of pupils choosing to eat with us has increased as has the amount of positive feedback from satisfied students and parents.

In fact many schools seek our help and advice in creating their own service provision.

Herschel Grammar School welcomes the media attention that has been given to school catering. We have always adhered to the principles of healthy eating and our standards of service exceed the government food-based standards.

The phrase “school meals” can have connotations of processed, bland, stodgy or junk food. At Herschel Grammar School however we have a different approach, all our food is freshly prepared and cooked by our own talented team. We have a history of producing high quality traditional and appetising meals for pupils and staff alike.

Our team of dedicated staff are forward thinking and embrace food from diverse cultures, we frequently introduce new recipes (including those of celebrated chefs). Our meals are all based on healthy eating principles of reducing fat, sugar and salt whilst increasing fruit, vegetables, fibre, lean meats and fish. All our meat, fish, vegetables and fruit are sourced from local high quality suppliers wherever possible.

"After 5 years the food keeps getting better & better."

"The school offers a wide selection of foods for great value."

“I like the school canteen because I can sit with my friends and eat lunch.”

"I like the canteen ladies. They always smile.”

“It’s clean and the food is great."

Note:  The vast majority of meals are cooked from scratch using locally-sourced, fresh ingredients where possible.  Menus are designed to appeal to pupils and staff from a variety of cultural backgrounds and those with varied dietary preferences.  These menus are subject to change due to current availability.

Updated March 2023

Week 1

Day Main Meal  Vegetarian Meal 
Mon Chicken Pasta Bake Macaroni Cheese
Tues Peri Peri Chicken with Jacket Wedges and Sweetcorn Vegetable Wrap
Weds Roast Chicken Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes and Vegetables Cheese and Onion Pasty

Sausages, Mini Rosti, Potatoes and peas

Veggie sausages
Fri Fish fingers with chips and beans Fishless fingers with chips and beans

Week 2

Day     Main Meal  Vegetarian Meal 
Mon Jerk Chicken with Potato Wedges and Sweetcorn Vegetable Pasty
Tues Beef Lasagne with Spicy Diced Potatoes & green Beans Vegetable Lasagne
Weds Southern Fried Chicken with Mini Rosti Potatoes and Peas Lentil and Cheese Bake
Thurs  Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Rice Quorn Meatballs in Tomato Sauce                                         
Fri Fish fingers with chips and beans Fishless fingers

Week 3

Day Main Meal  Vegetarian Meal             
Mon Chicken Goujons with Diced Potatoes & Mixed Veg Vegetable Nuggets
Tues Pasta Bolognaise  Veggie Bolognaise 
Weds    Burger Bar with fries and onion rings Veggie Burger, fries and onion rings                            
Thurs Chicken Curry & Rice Vegetable curry and rice
Fri Fish fingers with chips and beans Fishless fingers with chips and beans




Juice Cartons 70p
Water (small bottle) 60p
Ribena bottles £1.25
Juice Bursts 95p
Bottled water (Flavoured) £1.10
Rubicon £1.25
Rubicon cartons 95p
Yazoo cartons 75p
Yazoo bottles £1.25



Cheese/Egg Sandwich £1.60
Vegetarian Sandwich £1.95
Meat Sandwich £2.15
Deepfill Sandwich £2.40
Baguettes/Sub Rolls £2.50
Wraps £2.40
Tuna Pasta Pot £1.95
Feta Pasta Pot £2.15
Chicken Pasta Pot £2.15



Croissant £1.10
Bruschetta 70p
Samosa £1.10
Bacon/Sausage/veg sausage £1.30
Cheese muffin 75p
Garlic bread and cheese 70p
Waffles 70p
Single Piece Fruit 45p
Crisps 80p
Pretzels  £1.00
Cereal Bar 70p
Potato Rosti 80p
Jellies 70p
Fresh Fruit Pots £1.20
Fruity Pots 75p
Small Yoghurt 65p
Large Yoghurt 85p
Cheese and Tomato Melt £1.25
Ciabatta Twist £1.25



Main meal  (non-vegetarian) £3.00
Main meal (vegetarian)  £3.00
Pasta Cup £1.65
Small Pasta  £1.45
Large Pasta  £2.25
Baked potato   £1.35
Baked potato (1 topping)  £2.00
Baked potato (2 toppings)  £2.40
Extra fillings    70p
Paninis £2.45
Biscuits 20p/40p/50p/80p  
Wedges  80p
Roll/butter/cheese £1.00
Ketchup/Mayo sachet 20p


Updated May 2023


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