Healthy Meals

At the heart of Maida Vale School’s education, is a love of learning which is supported by a healthy body and a healthy mind. Our dedicated in-house catering team will provide freshly prepared meals which are varied, nutritious, well balanced and above all, delicious.

School menus will rotate on a weekly basis and combine seasonal, fresh ingredients to produce healthy lunches.

Sharon Andrews has been the Gardener School’s Group Catering Manager since it was founded. She has qualifications in Nutrition and manages the catering for all school events ranging from parent/staff BBQ events to Canapé Receptions.

All of our schools have a 5 star Food Standard’s Agency Rating which is the highest possible level.

Pupils will have the option to purchase freshly baked pastries before school begins from the restaurant and can purchase snacks at break times.

At lunch time, pupils have a huge variety of foods to choose from, including a delicious hot meal, sandwiches, bagels, rolls, a variety of salads, pasta salads, fruit, yoghurts and dessert. We also provide gluten free, vegetarian and Halal meat options.

Pupils staying after school to attend a club can purchase a snack from the restaurant.

Local Suppliers

We are proud that the majority of our food is sourced locally, including meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products which come from independent, local traders.

Dietary Requirements

Every endeavour is made to ensure that individuals with special dietary requirements are met, just as they would be at home. Wherever possible we try not to change the menus for Pupils with special dietary requirements but simply to adapt the weekly menu to meet their needs.


We are a nut free school. We have a number of children with a range of food allergies and this is one of the main reasons we do not allow children to bring in a packed lunch or any snacks from home. Our catering staff are alerted to food allergies at the start of every academic year and advise children as to the contents of the meals being provided.

What is for lunch this week?

Menus can be viewed within the parents’ hub, allowing parents to discuss food choices with their child, guiding them towards foods which they will enjoy.

Example Menu