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St Clement's High School

School Canteen

St Clement's High School Catering Team 

Head Chef: Mr Oliver Castleton.

The Catering Team at St Clements High School is led by Head Chef, Mr Oliver Castleton who works closely with the Executive Head Chef, WNAT, Mr Mark Johnson, to produce a variety of meals using seasonal produce, whilst ensuring that a balanced and healthy menu is provided to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. 

Healthy Eating and the School Canteen 

Healthy Eating 

The school canteen along with the Executive Head Chef of West Norfolk Academies Trust are constantly developing new and improved health conscious menus. 

The canteen offers a wide choice of products which are available at three sessions throughout the day, breakfast, break and lunch. In addition, there are vending machines located in the dining hall, dispensing a complete range of healthy snacks and refreshing beverages.

As a school we are always seeking to improve facilities and menus to enhance the students dining experience.

Food Hygiene

The Catering Manager and the team are proud that the kitchen holds the five stars food hygiene rating issued by the local authority. Five is top of the scale, which means the hygiene standards are very good and fully comply with the law.

Canteen Times and Menu


  • Breakfast: 08.00am - 08.30am
  • Break: 11.05am - 11.25am
  • Lunch: 1.25pm - 2.00pm


Full details of the meals, snacks and drinks available on a daily basis can be found by clicking here.

These menus are reviewed at regular intervals and could be subject to change. 

Energy Drinks are not permitted in School.  Students found to be drinking energy drinks will have them confiscated.

Water fountains are available throughout the school.


Allergen Policies and Dietary Requirements

If your child/children has any specific dietary requirements then please discuss them with the school and the catering manager will endeavour to accommodate their needs.

When selecting produce and drawing up menus WNAT Executive Head Chef adheres to various policies regarding allergens and dietary requirements ensuring all food produced is well-balanced and nutritional 

For further information regarding these policies please click on the links below:

If you have any queries regarding these policies then please do not hesitate to contact WNAT Executive Head Chef to discuss.


The school canteen along with the school site manager and the WNAT Operations Team are constantly looking to improve recycling.

At present:

  • All cardboard and paper waste is recycled.
  • The school has stopped the use of polystyrene take away boxes and cups and introduced cardboard containers
  • WNAT has introduced recyclable straws across all its canteens and stopped the use of plastic ones.
  • The school canteen along with the Executive Head Chef, WNAT, are looking into ways to reduce plastic waste.


Is my child entitled to free school meals?

Children of families receiving Income Support, Employment Support Allowance (income related), Income-based Job Seekers allowance or Universal Credit are entitled to receive free school meals. Families receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 are also entitled.

Families receiving child tax credit but who are not entitled to a working tax credit, and  those who receive the guarantee element of state pension credit may also be eligible for Free School Meals . Those families receiving working tax credit are not entitled to free school meals.

For updated information on eligibility please contact the school or  Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020 who will be able to help you.

Note: Where a parent is entitled to working tax credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school meals.

You do not need to provide proof of the benefit you receive with your application. Checks will be carried out against the records held by the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs and the Home Office to determine entitlement. If further information is required in support of your application you will be contacted again.

Once entitlement has been assessed children can continue to receive free school meals until the family stops receiving a qualifying benefit. Parents are required to inform the school or Norfolk County Council of any changes.

If you are receiving one of these benefits, please download and complete the form below, and return it to the Finance Office at the school.

What exactly is meant by a family’s annual income when considering the criteria for free school meals and Child Tax Credit?

For the purposes of claiming free school meals, ‘annual income’ is defined in education legislation as being ‘income for the tax year calculated in accordance with the Tax Credits’ (Definition and calculation of Income) Regulations 2002. This is the calculation that the Inland Revenue perform as part of the process used to assess a family’s entitlement to tax credits.

Does my child's entitlement to free school meals continue if my child transfers to another school?

The entitlement to free school meals continues for children transferring between one school and another within the same Local Authority subject to parents/carers continuing to receive one of the qualifying benefits.

Parents of children transferring to schools outside of Norfolk should apply to the County Council where the school is situated.

Contact Us

Additional information and guidance can be obtained by contacting the school finance department or by telephoning Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020

Download a Free School Meal Application form here.


St Clement’s High School operates a cashless catering system which is supported by Cunninghams.  It uses the latest biometric technology to scan a student’s finger.  This generates a unique number which is used to identify an account.  The fingerprint image is not stored and can only be used by the on site system.  Students use the biometric facility when purchasing from the school canteen or printing their work.  Their accounts can be topped up on the school site, or remotely by parents.  All of this allows students to purchase food from the canteen only using their finger!