School Canteen

At Cheadle Hulme High School our catering services are provided by Chartwells, one of the market leaders who provide catering and support services to over 360 secondary schools throughout the UK.

In our school refectories, including our 6th form and our outside kiosk pod, all of our food is prepared fresh every day. We know it’s not just the food on the plate that is important but a real understanding of health and nutrition too.

We’re committed to helping to develop great eating habits in young people by providing nutritious, tasty and tantalising dishes of current food favourites all freshly prepared by the onsite catering team. All of our menus offer a carefully comprised mix of nutritional and tasty food, which is compliant to government legislation. We also take special care to ensure students, staff and visitors with dietary requirements are catered for.

We cater for breakfast from 8am – 8.30am, mid -morning break, 10.50am – 11.10am and lunch, 1.10pm – 2.00pm where a typical hot meal with a dessert will cost approximately £2.20. Each counter also has a meal deal set up for the same price, which can comprise of sandwich, dessert and drink and for those on free school meals, they can either choose from the main menu up to the value of £2.20, or choose to take the meal deal.

It is possible for students to bring a packed lunch or to go home, although the latter is possible only for those who live very close to school. We do not allow students to be on the streets at lunchtime, even with parental permission.

Cashless Cafeteria

Please note that our canteen is cashless. All payments should now be made via ParentPay online or at a Paypoint facility. Should you require further information, please contact the school.

The default daily limit for canteen purchases is £5. Parents should email the finance office on if they would like to alter the daily limit.  Students with a debt over £2.50 will not be allowed to purchase more food and we request that parents / carers monitor the balance regularly.  Email and text alerts can be set up to do this by going to Profile > Alert Settings in your ParentPay account.