Here at Cheney School, we have our own professional catering team on site, who freshly prepare meals every day on the premises.  We take pride in the fact we have been awarded a food hygiene rating of five, (the highest possible) by Environmental Health for our catering.  We also source our produce from local suppliers wherever possible, in order to both support local businesses and minimise food miles.


We offer an exciting range of choices to suit every palate, from a fresh main meal which changes every day, (including a vegetarian option), students can also choose soups, paninis, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and salads.  All major food allergens are clearly displayed, and staff are happy to answer any questions if required. We also offer a free, healthy breakfast to all students which is available before school, every day.

We have prioritised healthy food: vegetables are served with or in all main meals, freshly made salads, fruit pots and yogurts are always available. Free water is available in the canteen and we don't sell fizzy drinks.  We don't use deep fat fryers, everything is oven-baked.

The prices for our meals are extremely cost effective, with a main meal and dessert priced at £2.40, and paninis and home-made soup available at £1 each - students pay for their meals using our cashless catering service. We have a three week rolling menu, which is available to view by using the link at the bottom of this page.


We also offer Free Schools Meals to eligible students. If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, please complete the following forms: FSM Application Form 1 and  FSM Application Form 2, and return to Mrs Beesley in our Finance Department. Unfortunately, these are not currently available in electronic format - please complete and scan or photograph to return.

If your family needs emergency food support, Oxford Mutual Aid may be able to help. Their number is 07310160595 or you can fill in the online form 


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