We are currently operating a reduced menu of hot and cold food. Please see the linked menus for daily options and prices. Meal deals are also available for £2.50 which include a main course + a cake or drink. 

Students are also able to bring a healthy packed lunch to school.

The cash machines in school are not in use at the moment due to Covid restrictions, we would encourage all parents to top up lunch accounts using Ipay. If you do not have login details for Ipay, please contact the school office. 

Please inform the catering manager if you have any food allergies or dietary requirements.

If you have any concerns call 01228 710149 

All catering stall have level 2 food hygiene certificate and we continue to hold level 5 food safety award. 


We strive to use local suppliers and locally sourced fresh ingredients such as Lakeland beef, providing nutritionally balanced menus at unbelievably low prices.


Awards & Qualifications

The catering team are very proud to hold the top food hygiene rating of 5: very good.

All catering staff have a Level 2 qualification in food hygiene.

We have a welcoming, helpful catering team here at Caldew who pull out all the stops when we have a theme day! The high quality and wide variety of the food provided is something that Caldew is well known for.

All the food we serve has been rigorously checked to ensure our menus are nutritionally compliant meeting all the government food based standards.

Please may we remind you that food & drink is not allowed to be consumed away from the Dining room, and the the sale or consumption of fizzy drinks or energy drinks is not permitted.

We are committed to providing healthy, wholesome value for money food and are happy to answer any queries or discuss any dietary requirements or allergen concerns. Please call Mrs Brigid Mason, Catering Manager, 01228 710149.


Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and prepare them for their next steps in education or employment effectively.

Ofsted 2018

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders’ plans to support the pastoral transition of pupils from primary school are thorough. Year 7 pupils with whom Inspectors spoke were positive about the school.

Ofsted 2018

The support for pupils with an education, health and care (EHC) plan is matched to their specific requirements. Consequently, these pupils typically make good progress and move on to next steps in education and employment.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have taken positive steps to widen pupils’ participation in the range of cultural, creative and sporting activities that take place beyond lessons, including for the significant proportion of pupils who do not live locally.

Ofsted 2018