We enjoy excellent food at The Elms and the children’s input is invaluable. They produce seasonal salad, vegetables and fruit in their weekly Rural Studies lessons and the School and Boarders’ Council have their say regarding the menu choices.


We use the beef, pork and eggs produced on the farm when available, and in the garden we plan the harvesting of salad, vegetables, herbs and flowers to coincide with term dates. Excellent meat from the farm is periodically available to purchase.

Our chef and catering staff source other fresh and seasonal produce from local butchers and suppliers reducing our food miles and supporting our farmers, we also keep the menu varied and up to date on national food trends.

Our match teas are famous for their deliciousness – ask any of the schools who play against us!
The chefs make an enticing array of cakes using produce from our farm and tasty sandwiches. They keep up to date with the catering for special dietary requirements and food allergies.

Paul Scott, Head Chef

Our children enjoy healthy, nutritious food at meal times. The meal times we enjoy with each other at The Elms are far more than just about the food. The children sit in mixed year groups and with members of staff. They share stories about what has gone on that day and enjoy the company of others. Table manners and trying new things are important as is recognising the fact that not all are as lucky as we are.

Chris Hattam, Headmaster

What you can expect

Our menus rotate every few weeks to provide pupils with a range of healthy and delicious options to choose from. Click the link below to view some sample menus:

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