The Dining Hall runs on a cashless basis using online payments via the +Pay facility on ParentMail. Click here to top up your daughter's account through ParentMail.


The school uses a biometric recognition cashless payment system to take payment for your daughter's breakfast, lunch or breaktime snack. The payment system operates by using a fingerprint recognition device at the till point in the Dining Hall, linked to the student's lunch account. This system does not make a copy of an individual's fingerprint but takes a sample of the fingerprint, converting it into a secure, mathematical algorithm which is unique to the individual. The biometric recognition system is completely secure and allows for quicker processing at the till point than a manual method of identification.

The school provides a choice of healthy, freshly-made meal options daily onsite for students and staff, or girls can pick from the salad bar or chiller. A vegetarian option is offered every day and any girl with one or more of the 14 listed allergens displayed in the canteen is asked to speak to one of the catering team before selecting their meal. Most dishes are nut-free but we are not a nut-free site. Students may bring their own packed lunch if they prefer. Students who buy a daily breaktime snack and lunch would usually pay around £5.00 for their food. Girls who arrive for breakfast may have a higher spend. 

The kitchen staff are fully qualified caterers and carry a 5* rating in the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. Special days are marked throughout the year with themed meals celebrating Chinese New Year, Pancake Day and Christmas.

The breakfast menu includes bagels and croissants, fresh fruit, cereal bars, hash browns, hot drinks and fruit juice. A range of pastries or morning paninis are on offer at breaktime. At lunchtime, students choose from jacket potatoes, homemade soups, hot pastas or main meals, and an occasional hot dessert. Yogurts, sandwiches, wraps, soft drinks, a salad bar and a fruit salad bar are daily options throughout the year.

When a student leaves the school, a credit balance is refunded if the amount is greater than £2. Balances less than £2 are collated and donated to the whole school charity.