Staff and students all use the canteen facilities. We serve a range of hot and cold food and drinks from our main canteen at morning break and lunchtimes. Our separate, outside catering pod provides an additional outlet for the same range of refreshments and allows us to cater for everyone quickly and efficiently. Sixth form students are served directly to their common room via a hatch from the canteen. This ensures the older students quick access to the whole range of food, drinks, teas and coffee, from their own social area.
At lunchtimes students 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 the provision of a range of healthy and nutritious foods, made from scratch, in the school kitchens. 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, all of which meets the UK government’s school food standards. Our policy is to provide balanced and healthy food which tastes great and suits the appetites and needs of our customers. We aim to source our fresh ingredients from local suppliers and enjoy the benefits of knowing where our fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products come from and that we have daily access to the best quality selection.
A wide selection of foods
Our typical takeaway selection, available at break and lunchtime, includes sandwiches, filled baguettes, baps and wraps, pasta pots, fresh fruit and salad pots. Our hot options include homemade soup and crusty rolls, hot pastries, pizza slices, hot-filled rolls and panini, along with a daily special from the hot counters.
Our pasta bar, with its changing menu of sauces, is very popular at break and lunchtime and caters to meat-eaters and those opting for vegetarian and vegan choices. We also offer a range of home baking, biscuits, popcorn, bottled still water, low sugar juices, milk drinks and hot chocolate.
Cool, fresh drinking water is available free of charge and students are encouraged to bring their own, refillable water bottles to help them stay hydrated throughout the school day.
Our cashless system
We run a biometric system which means that parents can top up their child’s account online. 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.