Withernsea High School

Withernsea High School

Inspiring confident young people to thrive in a changing world




 Please refer to the documents in the list below for information: 

 Lunchtime Menus, Rota and Allergen Info 2023 - 2024 - Updated April 2024.pdfDownload
 Breaktime Menu and Allergens 2023-2024.pdfDownload
 Snack Shack Breaktime Menu and Allergens.pdfDownload
 Cashless Catering Guide 2023 - 2024.pdfDownload
 Biometric Consent Form.pdfDownload
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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.

Serving times 


To ensure that no one starts the day hungry, each student is entitled to one free bagel per day. These are available each morning as students arrive at school. They are handed out under the canopy of the HLC until 8.40am. 

Break (10.25am - 10.45am)

The Dining Hall is open at breaktime for a range of snacks and drinks. 

The Snack Shack is open at breaktime (10.25am - 10.45am) with a bespoke menu of 'grab and go' options. 


Years 7 and 8 have lunch between 12.00 and 12.30pm. 

Years 9, 10 and 11 have lunch between 1.15pm and 1.45pm. 

The lunchtime menus are on a three-week rota, offering students a varied choice of hot and cold meals.

Please refer to the document list above to download a copy of the latest menus and rota for the full year.  

Theme days, with bespoke menus for special events, also take place throughout the year. These are advertised in school through the Student Bulletin. 

Meal Deal

The school's £2.70 meal deal remains the most popular and cost-effective option at lunchtime. This guarantees students either:

- a sandwich OR hot meal, plus a drink

- a sandwich OR hot meal, plus a dessert.

  • Occasionally, where the pricing of individual items in a chosen combination works out cheaper than the cost of the meal deal, the student will always pay the lower price.
  • Students opting for the 'meal and dessert' option have access to water fountains where they can top up their drinks bottles to ensure they stay hydrated.
  • Please note: If students plan on purchasing food at breaktime, or any additional items at lunch on top of their meal deal, they will require additional funds on their account.  
  • Students on Free School Meals will have the cost of a meal deal added to their account. Additional funds may be added by parents/carers/students on top of this. Please refer to the Cashless Catering leaflet (available to download below) for more information.    

Healthy Eating 

We are keen to ensure that meals are healthy. This is why, in compliance with School Food Standards, we limit the number of days when processed meats, pastry products, and fried foods are served.

Many of our meal choices are already healthy: we use wholemeal pasta, there are always vegetable side dishes, and the majority of our main meals are cooked from scratch on site. This includes roast dinners, chicken pie, chilli, Bolognese, curry and lasagne. Did you know our homemade puddings often contain hidden extra fruit too!

Our chicken options are made on site from real meat, not processed (other than Southern Fried wraps) and our chicken nuggets are also made from 100% real chicken.

Allergen Information 

For those with allergies and food intolerances, our menus indicate allergen information for each item served. This information is displayed to students in the daily bulletin and is also available to view/download from the documents list above (see the lunchtime and break time menus). 

Allergen information on our website is kept as up-to-date as possible, however supplies may change at short notice, and for the most up-to-date information please ask our Catering staff. All allergen information is available on request.

SPECIAL REQUESTS: Did you know that students are able to place an order for a particular sandwich option (e.g without mayonnaise)? Please contact the school office for further information.


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