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The Catering Team at SainT AMBROSE COLLEGE is always striving to further develop the tasty, high quality of food that is served.

We operate a three weekly menu cycle and our dishes range from hot meals, wraps, and pasta dishes to traditional roast dinners.  We also offer a 'daily special' to add variety to our menus.  All meals are all served in the Atrium which is open to all students before school, during morning break, lunch time and after school.

Our menus offer a wide range of popular and healthy food items, from tasty snacks and salads to full hot meals.   All items are individually priced and there is always a very wide selection including sandwiches, salads and fresh fruit.

We hold regular themed food days which have proved to be very popular with students and staff.  As well as hot meals, we serve salads, snacks and sandwiches.  In addition there is a breakfast bar open before school and during morning break as well as a cafe open after school.

Payment for food

Payment for food is made using our cashless catering system. 

To minimise the cash brought to school we advise parents to top up their sons catering balance via Pay 360 or it is possible for cash to be added to cards using the onsite reval machines. 

Menus and price lists

Sample menus:



Free school meals

Free School Meal students receive a daily credit of £2.80 on their cashless catering account.  This allows them sufficient credit to purchase meals and snacks up to this value at either break or lunchtime.    As it is possible that your child will spend over their £2.80 free school meal allowance, we strongly advise that you make a payment into your child’s cashless catering account to cover any overspend.  At the end of each day, if any of the £2.80 free school meal allowance has not been spent the remainder of that allowance will be removed from the cashless catering account, your child is not entitled to carryover any underspend to the following day.

Click to find out more information about Free School Meals.



We want to assure parents/carers that we take food allergies seriously at St Ambrose College and we are committed to ensuring that our catering operations provide as much allergen information as possible to staff, students and their parents/carers.

No Nuts

As part of our commitment to protecting pupils and staff on site we operate a strict No Nuts PolicyWe would seek the cooperation of all parents/carers to ensure that their son(s) do not bring items with nuts into school.  This includes chocolate bars such as Snickers and other items such as Granola Bars etc.

Our catering department provide a wide range and varied selection of foods in the various outlets.  The department maintains a detailed book, which contains allergen information for all items which are sold on site.  If a boy is concerned about the content of any of the items being served he should ask a member of the catering staff who will check this file.  For items which are ‘bought in’ we have a shorter list at the till points that boys with allergies may check before they make a purchase. This list is regularly updated.

Allergens list HERE

A copy is also stored in the student shared area in a catering folder.

We would ask that parents/carers make sure that allergy information is kept up to date.  If your son has an allergy or develops an allergy, please make sure they check the allergen list above to confirm which foods are safe for them to eat. 



Please contact the School Office if there are any changes to your son's allergies/dietary needs.