School Meals

St Mary's operates a ‘Cashless’ system in the canteen. This means that in order to purchase food students must have money ‘added’ to their account via the website The Cashless system is the most secure way of ensuring students spend money on food and drink bought in the canteen (no ‘lost’ or ‘stolen’ money, or money spent in Tesco before school). Once in the canteen students ‘purchase’ their food using their thumbprint to link to their account. This system is provided by Civica and is highly secure and meets all legislation relating to data protection. The Cashless system also allows us to provide ‘Free School Meals’ to those who are entitled without the stigma of carrying a separate card (if you want to know if your child qualifies for free school meals please click on this link Free School Meals.  In line with Catholic tradition we keep Fridays ‘meat-free’ while retaining a wide variety of options to eat. This helps us to honour the request of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to abstain from meat on Fridays, as an act of penance in honour of the suffering of our Lord Jesus on Good Friday.

St Mary's Catholic School have retained our 5* rating since (November 2017). Fabulous healthy food served with the occasional treats such as bacon rolls at break time!

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 All our meals are nutritionally balanced and meet government guide lines.

News from ‘Aspens’—Our new Caterers!

We’re proud to introduce Craig, the Development Chef and the team providing fresh, interesting meals at very good value. Alongside a selection of filled baguettes, sandwiches, salads, fruit and drinks, here’s a sample menus from our Aspens Refectory:

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Upcoming Events

20 Oct

Years 9/10 away at Birchwood - leave at 3.25pm

All Day
21 Oct

Year 7 Hockey away at Birchwood - depart at 3.25pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
22 Oct

Year 11 Futures Meetings

All Day
25 Oct

Pupils Absent - Half Term

25 October, 2021 – 29 October, 2021