Please see the linked menus for daily options and prices.

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

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. Alternatively, students are able to use the cash machines around school to add cash to their account.

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. 

Service Times are :

  • Breakfast 8.20-8.40am
  • Morning break 11.00-11.20am
  • Lunch Service 12.20-1.00pm





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.


There is a strong culture of safeguarding in place, with clear systems to record any concerns. Leaders keep safeguarding relevant to all members of the school community through regular updates, training, alerts and reminders.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders provide effective careers guidance to pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13. Clear guidance, including preparation for interviews and ‘Work Ready Days’, helps pupils and students to make considered choices for their next steps.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have created a welcoming and supportive environment at this school. Pupils and students achieve well in their learning. They are well prepared for their next steps in education, employment and training.

Ofsted 2022

Pupils including students in the sixth form, are proud to attend Caldew School. They feel well supported, happy and safe in this welcoming community. There are high level of trust and respect between pupils, students and staff.

Ofsted 2022

An effective programme of personal development has been created for pupils in key stages 3 and 4. This prepares pupils well for their future, giving them opportunities to have important discussions about healthy relationships, social and moral issues.

Ofsted 2022