Food & Nutrition

Exciting, tasty and healthy food

Healthy eating is at the very heart of our approach to catering at King Edward’s. We encourage a healthy lifestyle and work hard to establish a varied and balanced eating pattern. With a large percentage of our pupil population boarding, an exciting, healthy and diverse menu is important.

Our catering is provided by Thomas Franks, a company focused on providing children with a balanced diet, to provide sustained energy for pupils involved in a busy school day as well as celebrating the best of British seasonal produce.

Thomas Franks provides completely bespoke catering to King Edward’s Witley and Barrow Hills School, featuring tailored menus for the school community together with a vibrant coffee shop concept for the new café for use by the whole school community.

Our commitment to healthy choices is led by Thomas Franks Group Director of Nutrition and Wellbeing, Christine Bailey. Christine is a qualified and registered Nutritionist and works alongside the chef team to guarantee a fully balanced menu. Exciting, age appropriate, ingredient focused menus are on a three-week menu cycle each term.

Thomas Franks’ chefs have access to hundreds of local and regional suppliers because, as a chef-led company, they understand the significant difference that fresh and high-quality raw ingredients make to a final dish. Their chef teams have no barriers to innovation and creativity, meaning that they love to host pop-ups, theatre cooking demos and theme days to ensure no two days are the same. Lastly, to guarantee that menus are thoroughly enjoyed by all members of the King Edward’s Witley and Barrow Hills School communities, menus are guided by pupil-led feedback.

Thomas Franks: “Founded on the principles of honesty, trust and loyalty”

Staff and pupils eat together in our Dining Hall. In addition to this, the Houses have their own kitchens where pupils can make themselves snacks, hot drinks, and where a bowl of fruit is always on offer. Cooking is a popular evening past time in the Houses for boarders.

At every meal there will be food for special dietary requirements. For special diets and allergies, please email our Catering Manager on who will be happy to help.

Piccadilly is a café opened to all pupils, staff, parents and visitors, located at the main entrance of the School. It offers café style snacks and hot and cold drinks and is a place where pupils, staff and parents can meet to relax in a quiet, modern space. Piccadilly Café’s term time opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 to 15:00
Sunday: Closed

Piccadilly Café is open in the school holidays but with reduced opening hours.

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