We are delighted to welcome our new catering partner, Innovate. Innovate are part of the Impact Food Group (IFG) and will be working with our existing catering staff to provide an exceptional catering experience.

The team will be serving exciting menus packed with healthy ingredients, that are full of variety, and with lots of interesting new things to try. It’s important that the food tastes as good as it looks, and we’re sure our students (and staff) won’t be disappointed.

Innovate has long been considered the most inventive school caterer and that’s because they’re very clear about their food. All dishes will be prepared every day using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced. As well as ensuring the food on the plate is healthy.

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Restaurant Menus

We offer a fantastic range of healthy meals for students, including both hot and cold options, as well as vegetarian and vegan options (all food is halal). Our food offering is on a rotating three week menu cycle. Please see our menus below for further details.

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w/c Monday 15/07/24 (Week 1)

These images are examples of real menus created by our catering partner, Innovate.

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What's on the Menu?

A Taste of What’s to Come

  • A huge selection of ‘grab and go’ items including baguettes, paninis, burritos and salads to name a few, all using a barcode system to help speed up the queues
  • A variety of healthy, tasty main meals prepared fresh every day from carefully selected ingredients. The menu will follow a similar weekly pattern, so students will know what to expect, providing over 35 choices each day in addition to the ever-popular chef specials, fortnightly themed events and loyalty schemes
  • The Street Vibes range, global street food that tours the world. This will always change; from Korean fried chicken, Chinese bao buns, to Greek souvlaki, so there’s always something new to try!
  • A salad bar bursting with homemade healthy salads such as pomegranate quinoa, roasted sweet potato and rocket, or chilli, orange and beetroot. All pre-boxed and ready to be collected
  • Theme days including Chinese New Year, American Drive-Thru, BBQ Beach Party, Harry Potter, Love British Food Fortnight, and many more

Sharing Feedback

Once your daughter has tried the new service, let the team know what they think. Drop them an email at to tell them about your daughter’s experience. Innovate are always happy to receive feedback on the service.

What Meal Deals Are Available?

  • The most popular meal deal offered by Innovate is the Blue Dot meal deal at £2.50
  • Students can choose any 4 items (usually 80p each) displaying a blue dot sticker. Items include selected rolls, sandwiches, drinks, cakes and tray bakes, fruit bags, and more!
  • The Blue Dot meal deal is also available to students who have a Free School Meal allowance

I Have a Free School Meal Allowance, What Can I Have?

We want to ensure that all students have access to a healthy nutritious meal and we invite anyone with a Free School Meal allowance to select any items up to the daily allowance. We will ask that this includes a hot main meal, hot wrap, baguette or other nutritious snack plus either a hot pudding, fruit pot or freshly-made cake. Students can also choose to switch the pudding for a drink, if they’d prefer.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Greater Manchester Education Trust logo Chartered College of Teaching Institutional Member 2023/24 badge Cyber Essentials Certified logo
School Games Platinum Award 2023/24 - 2024/25 logo FFT National Attendance Award 2023/24 logo One Education Reading Award Gold logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo