Meals And Healthy Lifestyles

Our menus have been developed around current needs and demands. They are driven by our students and we constantly try new products to make the lunchtime interesting and encourage a healthy balanced diet.

There is a wide variety of lunch choices available on a daily basis. Salads, pasta, jacket potatoes, a choice of hot main meals (including a vegetarian option), fruit bar, cold and hot desserts are on offer each day from The Canteen. Students can also purchase lunch from 'The Cafe' where a selection of hot and cold sandwiches/wraps, fruit and water are available.

The food served at St Cuthbert's is produced by our catering partners St Helens Council Schools Catering Service.  Where possible, our food is made fresh from scratch every day. Andrew Ferguson, Executive Development Chef regularly meets with our School Council and School Food Action Groups to discuss how to further develop the lunchtime offerings available within our school.

Each day the main canteen has a different theme and a different menu.  From 'Tastes of the World' Mondays and Thursdays as well as 'British Roast Wednesdays' to 'Fishtastic Fridays' there's something for every taste.

A full break time menu is served in both The Canteen and 'The Cafe' at morning break.

Students use their ParentPay accounts linked to their thumbprints to pay for food, which means faster queues and that they do not need to bring cash to school.

St Helens Council Schools Catering Service were awarded a five-star rating in February 2022 for their food hygiene at the school.

Parents are invited to sample food from our menu at our Open Evening in the Autumn Term and at our Year Six Welcome Evening in the Summer Term.


Healthy Lifestyles

As a school we are committed to developing our students’ physical and emotional wellbeing. Never more so than now has it been so important to equip our young people with the tools and strategies to support a happy, healthy lifestyle.  


Take a look at our current menu here






Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club is open to ALL STUDENTS from Monday to Friday in the Dining Hall from 7:45 - 8:20am.

Payment is by the thumb print or free school meal allowance.


National School Breakfast Programme

From Monday, 15th November 2021, as part of the National School Breakfast Programme, breakfast bagels will be available for all students in the Canteen from 8am-8:25am (gluten free cereal alternatives available).