Skip to content ↓

School Meals

Stratford School Food

We take the provision of food extremely seriously at Stratford School. All our food is prepared on site by qualified staff using locally sourced food whenever possible. We work with local companies to ensure that students receive good quality products at a highly affordable price.

ParentMail  is our online payment service which allows you to pay for school food quickly and easily on your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can download a free app from the Apple Store or from the Google Play Store or log in via their website. Click on the Accounts section and select Dinner Top Up next to your child's name. Enter the amount you wish to add to the account and follow the payment instructions.

To view purchases, click on Dinner Top Up, select Statements at the bottom of the screen and then select a month for a list of transactions.

Free School Meals

If you feel you may be eligible for Free School Meals, please follow the link below to apply to Warwickshire County Council.

Students eligible for FSM are allowed to spend up to £2.10 at breakfast, including at least one item of food, and £3.40 at lunch. Please note the FSM amount is available only on the day. If the allowance is  not spent, the account is not credited. To purchase additional items exceeding the FSM allowance and to purchase items at break time, parents will need to add extra money to the account via ParentMail.

Free School Meals Application

Our Serving Points  

As part of our commitment to ensuring all students are well-fed we have:

  • A Lower School Canteen for Years 7, 8 & 9
  • An Upper School Canteen for Years 10 & 11
  • A Sixth Form Café which is open from 9:45am until 1.45 pm everyday

What We Offer

Breakfast - The Upper School Canteen opens at 8.00am for students from all year groups. Breakfast is served between 8.15 and 8.45am. Access to the school from the canteen is from 8:30am onwards.

Break - Students in Years 7, 9, 11 and 13 have break from 9.50-10.15am and students in years 8, 10 and 12 have break from 10.50-11.15am

Lunch - First lunch for students in Year 7, 9, 11 & 13 is from 12.15-12.50pm and second lunch for students in Years 8, 10 and 12 from 1.15-1.50pm 

Sixth Form - Food and drinks are available between 9,45am and 1.45pm including Barista specialist coffees. (Please note hot drinks are available until 1.45pm).

After School (ASK) - This is available from Monday to Thursday between 3.10pm and 3.30pm.  (Please note in the event of a double assembly on a Thursday, this service will not be available).


Students with special dietary requirements can pre-order daily with the very friendly kitchen team. We can cater for Gluten Free, Halal and Dairy Free Diets, but just ask and we will do our best for you. We are a nut free kitchen and would hope that nuts were not brought into the school, to help those with nut allergies.

The cost of a hot meal is £2.90. Meal deals are available and cost £3.40. The full menu is available in the Lower and Upper School Canteens and in the Sixth Form Common Room. Jacket potatoes and hot pasta are also available daily.

Grab & Go Deli Chilled is available in the dining halls with a reduced selection in the Sixth Form and from the outside Hatch. 

Baguettes and wraps can be pre-ordered the day before or at the breakfast service.

Grab & Go Hot provides light bites, not full meals, during break at all locations. These items are also available during lunch at the outside Hatch together with drinks and treats for those wanting some fresh air.

The After School Kitchen service provides an opportunity for students to buy a snack before going to clubs, going home or waiting for the bus.