School Meals Provision

From September 2023, the school will operate a cashless catering system. For more information CLICK HERE

We are delighted to be part of a county-wide professional school meals service which is designed to be popular with students and to offer value for money. All menu items meet the National Guidelines for healthy food within school and are analysed using nutritional packages to ensure that they provide a balanced diet and essential nutrients for secondary aged students.

Our catering outlets are open each school day as follows:

  • Breakfast Service: 8.00am to 8.30am
  • Morning Break Service: 10.55am to 11.15am
  • Lunch Service: 12.15pm to 1.00pm

Our popular breakfast service offers a variety of food and drink including toast, croissants, scones, muffins, teacakes, bagels and yoghurts.

During our morning break and lunchtime services, food is available from our hot and cold food outlets.  Popular items include sandwiches, baguettes, panini, hot chicken wraps, bagels, pasta pots, wraps and salads. Cookies, muffins and the cake of the day are also widely enjoyed.   A variety of drinks that meet school food nutritional standards are also available to buy and there are drinking fountains throughout the school.

Students can build a meal with the items they enjoy or opt for one of our ‘meal deals’ (including a vegetarian option) at a fixed price. For example, students can buy a daily special main course with vegetables, a dessert and a drink.  Alternatively, for the same price, students can choose a baguette deal with with a cookie and a drink.


We welcome new ideas from parents and students for menu items and any other issues that would enhance the dining experience in school.  All feedback is extremely valuable to us, good or bad, and can be sent via e-mail to or by telephoning the School Office and asking to speak to our Catering Manager, Sandra Jackson. Alternatively, you can contact the Derbyshire County Council CAYA Catering Service directly via email on or by telephoning the catering admin team on 01629 536704.

Free School Meals

Students receiving Free School Meals may choose either a hot meal or sandwiches to a fixed value.

If you feel your son/daughter may be entitled to Free School Meals at any point during their time at Belper School, you can apply on-line at or call the Derbyshire County Council Free School Meals service on 01629 536481.