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From September 2023, we would like to welcome Caterlink as our new education catering specialists to the college. We will still be using parentpay as our method of payment and students will continue to be served by our warm and friendly team of original catering staff.

. The kitchen and dining area have also had a revamp over the summer and there is now more seating inside, as well as updated outside space with canopys.

Please click here to view more about Caterlink

Lunchtime Arrangements

Students are supervised throughout the lunchtime period by members of staff, supported by teams of prefects. Dining facilities are comfortable, providing  seating accomodation for students eating hot meals and sandwiches. In suitable weather conditions students can also use the outside picnic tables for eating and socialising.

After eating, students can attend the Library (on a rota system), or the Supportive Skills area (by arrangement). They can also use the outside play areas or have access to classrooms if supervised by a member of staff. There are also many lunchtime practices and activities that take place, please click here for the link to view

Students in years 7-11 must not leave the premises at lunchtime without written parental permission. A 'Home Pass' will be issued, which will allow them to go home for lunch. 

Cashless Catering

The College uses a cashless catering system which has now been in use for many years. We are required to obtain permission from you allowing us to use and store the biometric data for this system.

How the system works

The College system is very effective.  It is bio-metric which means we use a finger print to identify a student’s account. This biometric data is stored securely by the College in line with all the provisions of the Data Protection Legislation.  If you do not wish to use the biometric system, we can make an alternative arrangement.  Parents can add money to a student account online via ParentPay.  

The College provides its own excellent catering facility for students and staff alike. Breakfast is available from 8.00 a.m. until 8.30 a.m. Hot and cold snacks are on sale at break and at lunch time where there is always a varied and nutritious selection of dishes, freshly cooked daily.

School Meals 

At Sir Harry Smith we offer a great value "Meal Deal" which is always available and consists of a main meal with dessert OR piece of fruit OR boxed fruit juice/ bottled water. This is available to everyone at just £2.50 each day. The free school meal allowance is £2.50 so covers this choice.

Our meals are well balanced, exciting and focus on great value and healthy options, please visit our menus page (at the the top right of this page) to view the weekly menus

Breakfast 8:00am - 8:25am
Morning Break 11:00am - 11:20am
Lunchtime 13:20pm - 14:00pm


Caterlink offer a fun marketing calender every month 


Please Note:

A pre-set daily allowance of £5.00 per day (a day is 2.00 p.m -2.00 p.m. the next day) is set automatically by the College and can be raised or lowered at parental discretion. Parents wishing to do so must inform the College.

Would parents of free school meal students please make students aware that £2.50 is for the whole day. It is not £2.50 at break and £2.50 again at lunch, but £2.50 in total.

If you need to update the college with any allergy information relating to your child, please ensure that you do so as soon as possible.




March 2024 - special menus


     4th - 10th March - British Pie Week 


11th - 15th March - Mexican Week




    18th - 22nd March - Street Food



        25th March - National Waffle Day

For the month of March we are celebrating Beetroot Season