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School Meals

The Royal has an excellent on-site catering team offering day and boarding students healthy well-balanced meals with options to suit all dietary requirements including vegetarian and halal. They also run special theme days such as Chinese New Year Dinner and Bollywood Lunches.

Primary pupils eat in the dining room in the Primary School and enjoy a range of healthy and tasty meal options.

Seniors eat in our modern, purpose-built dining hall where hot meals are served three times a day in a cafeteria style.  The school operates a ‘digital image’ of a finger for payment and parents can upload money onto a pupil’s account for payment or pupils can ‘top up’ in the machines in school.

Day students – eat snack and lunch as well as breakfast if they want

Boarders – eat breakfast, snack, lunch, and evening dinner

Day boarders – may eat breakfast, and snack, plus lunch and dinner

Meals times are:

Breakfast, 7.30-8 am

Break, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Lunch starts for Seniors, 12.50 pm

Dinner for boarders, 6 pm

Primary Menu 2021

day pupils menus 2020

break time menu. 2020

Primary School

Children up to Year 4 eat in the Primary School dining hall with lunch served at either 12 or 12.30pm depending on year group. The menu choice is very similar to the Senior School but pupils must pre-order their menu selection on the day. Years 5 and 6 eat in the Senior School dining hall.

In wraparound care, students receive a snack.


Parents are requested to pay for school meals online.

Pay Online

For full boarding, day boarding and wraparound care, meals are charged as part of your required package.

Free School Meals

Free school meals are available to children whose parents receive certain benefits. This includes payments such as income support, jobseekers allowance, working tax credits and so on.




Flexibility – we have packages available for flexi boarding which might suit busy families where both parents work late or where parents may want some time away.

3 night stays mid-week for £135

3 night weekend stay which includes an activity for £155

Single night £55

Routine – structured evenings including a supervised prep, evening activities and a good bedtime routine ensuring our boarders are well rested for the next day.

Enrichment – our boarding houses are incredibly diverse and act as an opportunity for boarders to experience cultures from all around the world. The nurturing environment helps them develop socially and helps prepare them for life after school.

Family – We have a strong family ethos here at The Royal School, strengthened by our fantastic and experienced staff and their own families including our much-loved Harry (4) and Thomas (1) who have all the boarders in the palm of their hands.

To find out more contact admissions