Lots of Choice

The food children eat at school plays an important role in their wellbeing, and eating a well-balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that’s why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality, and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.

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We only accept online payments for break and lunch through our ParentPay system. Students access their accounts using finger id or secure card.

Free School Meals

Did you know that your child might be entitled to free school meals? For more information and details on how to claim, visit www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals 

Special Diets

Don’t think that your child can’t enjoy our great food if they have a special diet – they are an important part of our catering service. We can provide food if they have an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs. 

A photo of Carterton Sixth Form students in the new cafe

Sixth Form Cafe

Our Sixth Form Cafe offers our Sixth Form Students a proper coffee shop experience with a barista coffee machine, paninis and cakes. The space is often used during study periods as well as break and lunch.

This space is only available to Sixth Form Students and as such is able to stock Crisps, Cold Drinks and confectionary. As we prepare our older students for their next educational establishment or provider we allow them additional choice and responsibility over our main school students.

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We operate a menu that offers freshly cooked meals, Sandwiches and Baguettes as well as Jacket Potatoes. We rotate the menu on a 3 week basis and reccomend the main meal meal deal to all our students as this offers best value and and properly balanced nutrition.

Catering at Carterton Community College is provided by abm, experts in school catering with years of experience when it comes to school food. If you have any concerns, special dietary requirements or have a question about our menus – please get in touch. You can contact us via telephone on 01993 841611 and ask to speak to the Kitchen. 

Staff are also welcome! We accept contactless debit cards for Sixth Form and staff. These will show as Carterton Community College on your card bill. We also accept Google Pay and Apple Pay