St. Aidan’s recognises the important contribution that nutritious school meals make to students’ health and learning.

The school was awarded National Healthy School  status, which recognises the excellent work going on in the following areas:

  • Personal, social and health education
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Emotional health and well-being

This work is of course ongoing and reflects the school’s commitment to all aspects of pupils’ health. For information about health at St. Aidan’s have a look at the Health Zone area of the website or speak to Mrs Soper at school.

Our innovative and highly successful approach to school meals has received widespread acclaim. England now has the most stringent school food regulations worldwide to ensure all school aged children receive good quality, highly nutritious meals to ensure good health and maximum educational achievement.

Food at St. Aidan’s is all prepared on site from fresh local produce by our dedicated chefs and catering team.  St. Aidan’s aims to support all pupils to be able to eat in school with their peers in a pleasant sociable environment. There are five different eating areas in the school – click on the links on the left to view the menus for the week as well as accessing a database of all our recipes and their allergen information.

Free School Meals

The cashless catering card system in operation at St. Aidan’s ensures complete anonymity for those on free school meals. If you believe you may be eligible for financial assistance with school meals for your child you should contact your Local Education Office. Click here to download an application form.