We are very proud of the quality of the food available to pupils during the school day. We manage our own catering operations and as much fresh, locally produced food as we can, including making much of our own bread on site.
The quality of our food is recognised externally and by staff and pupils. We have been awarded the highest level of food hygiene rating in the last three Food Standards Agency inspections. Take up of school meals is significantly above the average for most secondary schools and pupils are actively encouraged to eat school-produced food, which is both appetising and healthy.
We have two food outlets: the Main Hall offers predominantly hot food and the Atrium offers sandwiches, cakes, snacks and drinks. Both outlets are normally open for morning break and across both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 lunchtimes.
A typical day’s menu might be Morning break: Hot pizza slices, toast, cooked breakfast, sandwiches, baguettes, rolls, fresh fruit, hot and cold drinks. Lunch: (typical dish of the day) Meat or Vegetarian Lasagne, Beans on Toast, Fruit Crumble. Note that menus may be subject to change depending on deliveries etc.
Also available every day are hot Pasta with a variety of sauces, Chicken Wraps, Baked Potatoes, Salads, sandwiches, baguettes, rolls, fresh fruit, yogurts, cakes, hot and cold drinks.
Parents can also order a Deer Park Packed Lunch from the Canteen with their choice of a variety of cold food items. Parents can select from a range of healthy food and drinks which will be prepared to order and packaged in a paper bag for collection by pupils either at morning break or lunchtime. Parents can download an order form below (choose whichever format you prefer) and email the completed form to the Canteen on a daily/weekly basis (the email address is on the form).
Free School Meals