Everyone knows teenage girls can be picky eaters, so we try to give them lots of choice. We regard the enjoyment of good and healthy food as a priority and lunch at St Paul’s is a real highlight of the day.

We’re committed to a healthy and substantial food culture and all our catering takes place in-house so we know what’s going on to our plates. Our extensive lunchtime menu offers several hot options from roasts to international dishes, a salad selection, hot and cold desserts and masses of fresh fruit. Before school, we run a great value breakfast bar serving up cooked and continental breakfasts, juice and porridge. You can even watch some of your meals being prepared in front of you.

Feeding up to 900 hungry students and staff is quite an undertaking – and in an average week we use 2,000 eggs, cook 280kg of fresh meat and 95kg of fresh fish, together with 315kg of potatoes, noodles and rice. We top all this off every week with a healthy 600kg of fresh fruit. Taking responsibility for our own catering allows us to meet any special dietary needs and operate a seasonal, flexible purchasing policy, seeking an ethical approach wherever we can.