Canteen Services and Lunchtime Procedures

The food services at the School are provided by an independent Catering Group who employ their own pre-selected and adequate team of qualified staff to serve the catering needs of the whole School. Meals are prepared and served daily. These services are provided under the supervision of, and in liaison with, the School Nutritionist who ensures the selection includes healthy and well-balanced options. Most food is prepared on site using the School’s two fully equipped kitchens (Sports House and Pavilion). Snacks and refreshments are also available from three kiosks located in Senior, Sports House, and Pavilion.

Pre-paid Cards – If students are using the pre-paid card system, they must remember to bring the card to the Dining Room every day as this helps to make the service more efficient.

Students have lunch in sittings according to the following schedule: 


Place Group Shift Time
Sports House
Kinder 1st 11:45 - 12:15
Prep 2nd 12:05 - 12:25
Form 1 3rd 12:30 - 12:50
Form 2 5th 12:50 - 13:25
Form 3 3rd 12:30 - 12:50
Form 4 4th 12:40 - 13:00
Form 5 5th 12:50 - 13:20
Form 6 6th 13:00 - 13:25
Pavilion / Kiosk Senior
1YL - 6YL
(In mixed Groups)



The British Schools offers a choice of three lunch options for students and parents to choose between:

Option Type Details


Lunch of the Day (Ticket)

The School Menu is published monthly on the Homepage.


Packed Lunch

Students bring their lunch from home. As energy levels peak when they are in School, it is important that the food is healthy, something that they enjoy, and portions should be appropriate for each child - so that they eat sufficiently. The School provides a service for heating food. Students are required to bring cutlery inside their clearly labelled lunch box (place mat, glass or bottle flask,fork and spoon).

Recommendations for Lunchboxes: SAVOURY: Sufficient quantities of the following nutrients: proteins (meat, Chicken, egg, tuna), carbohydrates (potatoes, pasta, rice, cooked vegetable and fresh fruits), always be aware of the fat and salt content of the food. Opt for home-made food (roast meat,diced chicken, rice with tuna, pasties and breaded-beef steak cooked in the oven, cooked salads or cherry tomatoes). SWEET: seasonal fruits, milk desserts, cereal bars.

Please avoid sweetened soft drinks or carbonated drinks, chocolate, sweets,and high-salt or fatty foods including processed ready meals with a high salt or fat content. Packaging - It is important to choose the appropriate packaging/container for each type of food, which should allow for heating in the microwave oven, if required. If possible, a good option would be to include a refrigerated drink inside the packed lunch to help keep the food fresh, or a cool pack, especially during hot weather.



Students have the option to go home for lunch with the appropriate permission authorisation.

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