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Independant Catering

Food for life

Independent Catering is the FRESH FOOD caterer at school offering varied menus using fresh U.K. meats, fresh salads and fresh vegetables every day from our local suppliers.

Please see below a typical menu. All meals are made on site with fresh ingredients.

A cash-less payment system is operated reducing the problems of cash in the school and encouraging healthy eating. Payment is made on our web site shown below.

This credit balance is debited each time a pupil purchases food items from the cafeteria at breakfast, mid-morning break and lunch. A maximum daily spend limit of £5.00 is set (please email us, should you wish to have a different daily limit); however an average daily spend is estimated at £3.00 per day. Main Meal and Dessert is currently £2.00.


  • Hot yoghurts-cereals
  • Fresh breakfast rolls
  • Hot fruit–toast
  • Cold drinks


  • Freshly made sandwiches & rolls
  • Filled breakfast muffins and toasties
  • Fresh filled panini breads
  • Fruit
  • Hot & cold drinks

Lunch Menu


British Beef Lasagne with Fresh Salad or Green Beans and Garlic Bread
Moroccan Style Vegetable Couscous Fresh Salad and Coleslaw
Apple & Blackberry Pie with Custard


Balsamic Beef Casserole with Kentish New Potatoes, Spring Greens & Sweetcorn
Home-Made Fisherman’s Pie with Fresh Vegetables
Vegetable Fajitas (Corn Tortilla and Cheese) with Fresh Salad and Garlic Bread
Homemade Creamy Rice Pudding & Mixed Fruit Jam


Roast British Gammon with Parsley Sauce, served with Roast Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables
Creamy Spring Vegetable Pie with Roast Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables
Spotted Dick with Custard


Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice served with Fresh Salad & Prawn Crackers
Cheese, Potato & Onion Dijon Bake served with Fresh Salad & Garlic Bread
Plum Crumble & Custard


Traditional Fish & Chips served with Fresh Salad & Garden Peas
Homemade Margarita Pizza & Chips
Home-Made Cheese Cake

In addition to the above, a freshly made selection of sandwiches, filled rolls and wraps, potted salads, self-help salad bar, fruit salads, pasta/rice/noodle dishes of the day, filled hot panini breads, home-made soup of the day, filled jacket potatoes, biscuit and cakes, hot and cold drinks are available daily.

Are you entitled to free school meals? If you or your partner is getting one of the following: Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, your son may be entitled to free school meals. Contact Revenues and Benefits for details.