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HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS PROFESSIONALLY-COOKED FOODSchool meals are delicious and nutritious, using fresh, sustainable, locally-sourced (whenever possible) quality ingredients, cooked from scratch by our Head Chef Donald Orme and the Catering Team in St Andrew's kitchens. 

Something for everyone, Donald plans a mixture of old favourites, new dishes, traditional and contemporary food, so that children benefit from a healthy balanced diet that is fun and varied.

Throughout the year, Donald and his team, decorate the dining rooms and organise themed meals including Saints Day celebrations, pancake day and Mexican day.

Our milk comes from Red Tractor accredited farms and all our eggs are free range.  Pupils enjoy our termly ‘Meet the Suppliers’ stalls where they try unusual foods (have you ever tried dragon fruit?) and learn skills like samosa making.

We are committed to maintaining a healthy eating policy in partnership with our caterers, Holroyd Howe Independent .  

St Andrew's has its own Food Committee, made up of staff and pupils, who ensure our menus are constantly improving.

“A little more cinnamon in the custard next time please, but it was delicious!”


Our School Menus for the 2022 Summer Term can be downloaded here:

Menu w/c 4th July 2022


Snacks are available mid-morning (Squash & B’s on the terrace) and also mid-afternoon.


Breakfast is served from 7.30am every morning and is open to boarders and day pupils.  A typical breakfast menu would be:

  • Daily hot breakfast special
  • Home-made yoghurt pots or fresh fruit smoothies
  • Selection of cereals
  • Fresh fruit
  • Toast and Preserves


Nursery, Pre-Prep and the Junior Department have lunch in the Senior and Junior Dining Room at 12.15pm, the rest of the School eat at 12.50pm.  Pupils sit on tables with a member of staff.  Menus can be accessed from the links on this page.


Supper is served at 6.00pm. It is available to boarders, those doing evening activities and if parents need to pick up later, those that are staying until 6.30pm.

Nutritional Guidelines | PDF