Henley Bank High School provides an excellent Canteen service with a wide range of healthy foods, drinks and snacks.
If a student has a special dietary requirement on medical grounds, the school should be informed in writing so that any necessary arrangements can be made.
The Canteen is open before school for breakfast, at break time and lunch time Monday to Friday.
NOTICE: Due to the current situation with food supplies, the menus could change at short notice.
Lunch Menus 2024
The school operates a cashless catering system. Each student has their own account and money can be added onto the student account by the parent logging onto Parent pay and making a payment to the dinner money payment item.
If there is an occasion where you have forgotten to top up - the student can inform a member of staff and lunch will be arranged for them on that day. Your account should then be topped up and the money owed will then be deducted.
Free School meals
The free school entitlement is £2.70 This cannot be spent at breakfast club. (NB. Any unspent allowance will not be transferred to the following day). Extra money can be added to the student’s personal account by the method mentioned above.
Please make sure students have a credit on their canteen account as overspends cannot be authorised. If you would like to put a limit on your student’s account please email the Catering Manager, email@example.com , with the maximum amount you would like them to spend over the day.
At Henley Bank, our main aims are to embed healthier eating habits and encourage more social interaction between students at mealtimes. To support these aims, we encourage students to make healthier choices and sit and eat their meals with their peers. We have water fountains located in the foyer by the canteen, to encourage students to bring in reusable water bottles and fill them during break times so they keep well hydrated throughout the day.
Food for Life Scheme
At Greenshaw Learning Trust, we firmly believe in the fundamental right of all individuals to access
nutritious and sustainable food that not only benefits the climate but also promotes overall well-being.
Our commitment extends to ensuring that the meals served in our schools prioritise nutritional excellence and inclusivity, fostering the health and success of our students. Recognising the pivotal role healthy food plays in maintaining physical well-being and enhancing mood, we aim to empower students to achieve their full potential throughout the school day.
To underscore our dedication to this cause, we have embraced the Food for Life Scheme, an initiative with the mission to provide daily access to healthy and sustainable meals. Our goal is to kindle a lifelong
passion for good food, recognizing its integral role in addressing climate, social, and health challenges
both in the UK and globally. As part of this initiative, we are making changes to our menus, actively
reducing the inclusion of ultra-processed foods and unhealthy additives. A minimum of 75% of our dishes will be freshly prepared, and any meat utilised will be sourced from farms certified to UK welfare
standards. Additionally, our commitment extends to using free-range eggs, avoiding endangered fish or
GM ingredients, and ensuring that our meals are free from additives.
In addition to our participation in the Food for Life Scheme, we are proud to announce our commitment to the Green Kitchen Scheme. This initiative aims to implement sustainable processes and practices in our kitchens, actively reducing energy, water, and waste. We are thrilled to be part of these schemes,
contributing to a food environment that is not only better for our students' health but also aligns with our commitment to the well-being of the climate and nature.