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Cirencester Deer Park School

Cirencester Deer Park School


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 four 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, yoghurts, cakes, hot and cold drinks.

Packed Lunches 

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.

Order Form coming soon.

Smart Cards 

Every pupil is issued with a 'smart card' when they join us. This card can be charged with monetary value by parents and then used in both of the catering outlets in school. This makes buying food quicker and easier for the pupils and is very secure – cards are personalised to prevent their use by another child and can be stopped if they are lost or mislaid, to prevent anyone else using them. Parents can be confident that the value placed on the card can only be spent in school and not on the way to school. Our preferred method of putting value onto the smart card is WisePay.

Free School Meals

Entitlement of our pupils to free school meals is handled by Gloucestershire County Council