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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 lunch and tea before after-school activities

Boarders – eat breakfast, lunch, tea and evening dinner

Day boarders – may eat breakfast, plus lunch, tea and, on occasions, dinner

Sixth Formers have their own coffee bar where they can purchase drinks and snacks.

Meals times are:

Breakfast, 7.30-8am

Lunch starts for Seniors, 12.50pm

Tea before activities, 3.25pm

Dinner for boarders, 6pm

Senior School sample menu

Primary School sample menu

Primary School

Children up to Year 6 eat in the Primary School dining hall with lunch served at either 12noon 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. Children

In wraparound care receive tea in the afternoons, as well as dinner, if required.


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. To find out whether or not your child may be entitled to free school meals please inform us of your circumstances using for the form below. All information you give will be treated in the strictest of confidence.