King’s works very hard to ensure and maintain a high standard of nutritionally balanced meals that our students will enjoy. We also aim to help educate our students to make healthier choices with our weekly kitchen newsletter. King’s is very fortunate to have secured the services and expertise of a ‘Roux scholarship’ semi-finalist as its principle on site Chef and catering manager.
The Dining Hall is open during break between 11.00am and 11.15am. Lunchtime lasts for 45 minutes from 1.15pm-2.00pm Monday to Thursday, and from 12.15pm-1.00pm on Friday. The school restaurant is situated in the main hall and provides a healthy range of foods and caters for students with specific dietary needs. Students can bring a packed lunch into school or purchase school dinners from as little as £1.50 per day. Payments can be made online through our cashless catering system or at a cash loading machine within the school hall. At King’s we pride ourselves on upholding strong family values, with all students eating their lunch together as a House, and with their Academic Tutor in our ‘Family Dining environment. Students are only allowed outside once their table has finished eating, their table has been cleared away and cleaned and members of staff are on duty and supervision is evident and sufficient.
Please find below a range of sample menus for various times during the day.
Breaktime (Sample Menu)
Selection of Pastries
Fruit Juices/Flavoured Milk
Lunch (Sample Menu)
Three dishes of the day including a vegetarian option
Selection of vegetables & sides
Baked Potato with fillings
Range of freshly made sandwiches/baguettes/Panini’s
Homemade hot desserts
Selection of healthy biscuits & cakes
Selection of fruit or yoghurt
Free drinking water
If you wish your child to bring a packed lunch then it is to be eaten in the Main Dining Hall. No food or drink can be taken out of the Dining Hall and eaten elsewhere during lunch time. Only water and healthy fruit juices may be bought on site as refreshments for break and lunch. Please try to give you child a healthy variety each day and encourage them to eat fruit rather than sweets. The lunch break does not allow your child to go home for lunch and they must stay in the Academy site so we can supervise them.
Free School Meals
Students eligible for free school meals will receive a daily allowance of £2.50. Application forms and further details can be obtained via the Local Authority website. All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence. Please claim if you are eligible and if you are unsure don’t hesitate to contact the Principal or Vice Principle for confidential advice and guidance.
Cashless Dining Hall System
The Dining Hall operates a cashless system whereby meals are paid for with credits using a new biometric system. Money can be credited to accounts using the online portal or using our on-site cash-loading machine. Payment by cheque should be given to the Academy Registrar and be made payable to the Great Schools Trust.