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Sixth Form Catering

St Christopher's catering department aims to establish clear links between what is taught in the curriculum and what is offered for consumption to students, as well as creating an interest in food.

Our dinner ladies take pride and care in providing good quality, varied nutritious food that will appeal to students. They encourage students to eat a healthy balanced diet and to understand the importance of diet to health, academic performance and well being.

If you would like to speak to our Catering Manager, Mr Gardner, then please call on 01254 232992.

Menu Choices

  • Menus change each week and are displayed on website and notice boards
  • Our menus adhere to Government nutrient based regulations
  • Fat, sugar and salt contents of food & drinks are limited
  • Food is freshly prepared on the premises daily
  • We offer three different 'Meal Deals' daily, which include a meat, fish and vegetarian option
  • We offer vegetarian dishes daily
  • Every Monday is 'Meat Free Monday'
  • We are happy to cater for allergies and genuine food intolerances
  • Food is sourced from local suppliers where possible, integrating school with local economy, reducing food miles and encouraging links with local rural community
  • Two choices of fresh or frozen vegetables are offered every day, along with mixed salad bowls, coleslaw and grain salads
  • For prices and meal deals, please see menu tariff at counters which also give allergen and ingredient information
  • Free school meal allowance is £3.35
  • Food choices subject to availability
  • Menu changes to accommodate theme day food which link into sixth form curriculum or calendar events

Other Daily Choices

  • Jacket potatoes (including sweet potatoes) served with tuna, cheese, cottage cheese, reduced salt/ sugar baked beans and 'special of the day' fillings. Check out our brilliant jacket potato offer by clicking here
  • Assorted sandwiches served on a variety of breads with protein, veggie and non-mayo fillings
  • Salad bar offering pick & mix salads, plated salads, pasta tubs, salad pots, crudités and dips

Fresh Drinking Water is freely available throughout the day.

  • Research has shown the value of students gaining regular access to fresh chilled drinking water throughout the sixth form day
  • We have s chilled water unit situated in the sixth form Hub
  • We encourage students to bring clean, refillable plastic bottles each day

Packed Lunches

  • Students can bring their own snack, drink and packed lunch to sixth form
  • These must be stored in a strong container, as students will need to carry any food or drink brought from home in their bag
  • There are no refrigerated storage facilities for lunch boxes in sixth form
  • Students can still buy hot and cold drinks, snacks, fruit or hot puddings etc to go with the packed lunch if wished

Free School Meals

The free school meal allowance is currently £3.35.
Details of how to apply for free school meals are available from your local education office or Lancashire County Council website.

The Sixth Form Day

BREAKFAST - 8.15am - 8.40am
Various morning goods are available e.g. toast, crumpets, fruit teacakes, porridge, cereals and milk, grilled bacon sandwiches, scrambled eggs. Fresh fruit, yoghurt, hot drinks, fresh milk and juices can also be purchased and sandwiches and salads are also available.

MORNING BREAK - 11.10am - 11.30am
Food available is the same as breakfast, with the addition of toasted sandwiches and other freshly prepared bread products.

LUNCH -1.30pm - 2.10pm.
A full menu is served everyday.

If you have any questions about food and drink served in Sixth Form, Mrs Bryan the Catering Manager will be happy to help you.


At St Christopher's, we offer a rolling three week menu pattern. Please download the current menu's below:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

To download our most up-to-date allergen matrix, please click here.

For our allergens policy, please click here.