Our in-house catering team, QEH Catering, provides first-class meals for our students. It provides a healthy, balanced diet each day for all of our 687 pupils, as well as excellent meals before and after school and for special functions.
To ensure that all pupils are catered for, there are times that you may need to discuss individual needs with us. We request you contact either the School Nurse or the Catering Department.
Frequently asked questions:
What sort of meals can I expect from the school?
We understand the importance of a healthy, balanced diet for our growing pupils. View an example weekly menu.
Can pupils bring in packed lunches?
Of course. However, very few do bring in packed lunches. Meal times are a great time to socialise, and those with packed lunch may miss out on this valuable time. If you wish for your son or daughter not to have school lunches then you must give a term's notice, in writing, to the Bursary.
My child is a vegetarian. Do you cater for this?
Each day we provide a delicious hot and cold vegetarian option.
Is your meat Halal?
All our meat is Halal approved. On rare occasions when unable to source Halal meat, we ensure that the menu highlights this.
My child has a severe allergy (to nuts/eggs/shellfish/etc.). What is your policy?
At QEH we are aware of the risks associated with increasingly common allergies and the potential for anaphylaxis.
We try to avoid common allergens and clearly label them when we can't. QEH Catering does not use nuts in any meals. We cannot guarantee that ingredients purchased have not been in contact with nuts during manufacture. We also cannot monitor what snacks other pupils bring in to school. We ask that to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis parents do not use nuts in any form if they provide cakes during cake sales. Egg is very difficult to omit from school dinners so, if your child is allergic to egg or anything else, we ask that you contact the School Nurse. View the QEH Anaphylaxis Policy.
My child has been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. How will this affect the catering?
Please contact the School Nurse who will arrange for the QEH Catering to supply a Coeliac-appropriate diet.