Cashless Catering

Withernsea High School operates a Cashless Catering system.

The system has removed the use of cash from the purchasing process, leading to a more efficient service in our canteen. Funds can be deposited by parents/carers quickly and conveniently online through ParentPay or by students themselves using cash at one of two deposit machines located in school.

Students pay for their meals at the till using either biometric authentication (thumb print) or a PIN number to access funds that have been pre‐paid in to their account.

The system is also ‘Free School Meals’ friendly.

Documents (please click the links below to view/download).
Hard copies are also available from the school office.

Cashless Catering

A pamphlet which explains how the Cashless Catering system works. It also includes information about the online payment system ParentPay and the process for students entitled to Free School Meals

Media and Biometric Consent Form

To pay for meals at the tills, students can use a thumb print algorithm (biometrics). This form grants the school permission to collect this information.



Breakfast (8.15am - 8.45am)

The canteen is open for breakfast every morning between 8.15am and 8.45am. A range of items are available to purchase including croissants, toast, cereals and fruit. 

FREE BREAKFAST BAGELS: As of January 2019, Withernsea High School is a proud participant of the National School Breakfast Programme - a government-led initiative to ensure all young people have access to breakfast.

Every student is entitled to one FREE bagel with margarine topping per day.

Further information available here: Withernsea High School signs up to the National School Breakfast Programme 

Please note: Free bagels are only available at breakfast and are limited to one per student per day.


Break time (10.50am - 11.05am)

The following items of hot food are available for purchase at mid-morning break:

• Cheese bagels

• Toasties (various fillings)
• Sausage rolls

• Bacon/sausage sandwiches
• Toast

• Crumpets

In addition to these items, a full selection of sandwiches, drinks, fruit and cakes are available. This enables students, including those who are attending lunchtime clubs and activities, to buy their lunch in advance.


Lunchtime menu (12.30pm - 1.10pm)

Our lunchtime menu now operates on a three week rotation of main meals.

Please scroll down below the menu for the latest rota.

Menu One Menu Two Menu Three

Chicken Curry & Rice

Pizza Margherita

Tomato & Basil Pasta

Chicken Tikka & Rice

Pizza Margherita

Tomato & Basil Pasta

Chicken Korma & Rice

Pizza Margherita

Tomato & Basil Pasta

Spaghetti Bolognaise

Ham & Cheese Panini

Cheese & Pizza Sauce Panini

Southern Fried Chicken

Ham & Cheese Panini

Cheese & Pizza Sauce Panini

Chicken / Ham Pizza Wraps

Ham & Cheese Panini

Cheese & Pizza Sauce Panini

Pork Loin & Yorkshire Pudding

Meatball Sub-Roll

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

Roast Chicken

Beef Burgers

Vegetable Cobbler

Roast Turkey


Quorn Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Sausage Sandwiches

Chicken Pie

Macaroni Cheese

Crispy Chicken Wraps

Chicken Pie

Vegetarian Bolognaise

Spicy Chicken Wraps

Chicken Pie

Vegetable Curry & Rice

Chicken Nuggets

Fish Fingers

Chef's Vegetarian Choice

Chicken Nuggets

Fish Cakes

Chef's Vegetarian Choice

Chicken Nuggets

Haddock and Chips

Chef's Vegetarian Choice

A daily selection of sides are available to accompany all main meals.


Menu rota

Please click here to view/download the menu rota for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year*

* Menus subject to occasional change on account of theme days and school events. Daily / weekly menus are published in the student bulletin.