Staff and students both share the meals provided by the Canteen, creating a social atmosphere where everyone eats together. There are three dining areas, one specifically for the Sixth Form, one for Year 7 students, which is also used by the staff, and a general one where all years can mix. In the summer, The Amphitheatre, just outside the main Dining Room is always in use.
Students are encouraged to take water bottles into class to ensure they do not suffer from de-hydration during the day. At lunchtimes they can choose whether to have a hot or cold lunch and those having packed lunches and school lunches are able to sit together to eat.
National Healthy Schools Status
At Burford we are proud to have been awarded ‘National Healthy Schools’ status. This status requires us to meet a number of criteria; one of which is healthy eating. Healthy eating includes healthy and nutritious foods being made in the school canteen. At Burford we are fortunate to have the facilities and staff that allow us to prepare fresh, home cooked food on site. We offer a varied selection of hot and cold food throughout the day. This includes breakfast, break time and lunch. Our policy is to provide balanced and healthy food which also tastes great. Alongside our standard daily menus we enjoy cooking for special themed days.
A wide selection of foods
Our Morning Break offer includes sandwiches, baguettes, baps, pasta pots, homemade yoghurt & fresh fruit pots in the cold section and homemade soup, hot pastries, freshly made ‘Tear & Share’ bread and a daily special from the hot counters.
Our Lunch offer includes a varied main meal menu, hot pasta and noodle bar, hot panini’s and wraps, homemade soup and jacket potatoes as well as sandwiches, baguettes, homemade yoghurt, jelly pots, fruit pots and desserts. We also have a range of drinks available, which are all school compliant, and free fresh drinking water.
Our cashless system
We run a biometric system which means that parents can top up their child’s account online or the students themselves can add funds at the machines located on site. If students have any queries regarding payments they should visit the Finance Cottage and speak to Mrs Chandler.
Free school meals are available to students who meet certain criteria.