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. 


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

Students benefit from an education which enables them to move on to further success when they leave.

Ofsted 2018

The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

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

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