A ‘cashless cafeteria‘ operated by Edwards and Blake provides hot and cold meals and snacks before school, at break time and lunchtime. Students can choose from a wide range of meals and snacks.
Our catering service is provided by Edwards and Blake (E&B).
E&B are passionate about great quality food, local sourcing, excellent service, driving innovation and delivering great value. Their food is freshly cooked daily on site. E&B welcome any comments or suggestions so please contact John Emms at John.Emms@ridgeway.herts.sch.uk with your ideas. Parents are encouraged to use Wisepay to top up the biometric payment system.
E&B menus are all compliant with the Schools Food Trust Standards. Students can access the Breakfast Club and purchase refreshments at break and lunch time.
Students may bring packed lunches, but, in order to minimise litter, these must be brought in plastic containers and eaten in the Dining Hall at lunchtime. All students who eat a meal on the school premises, whether it is a packed lunch or a school meal, must stay in the school grounds throughout the lunch break.
We must emphasise that we cannot accept responsibility for the safety of students who stay for lunch and then leave the premises without permission.
Parents of students who wish them to go out of school for some reason, should write to the Headteacher, explaining the circumstances and accepting responsibility, who may provide a pass. Passes are only issued for students to go home for lunch and can be withdrawn if this privilege is abused.
Free School Meals – are you eligible?
Children of families receiving certain social security benefits are entitled to free school meals. 16 to 18 year-olds receiving these benefits in their own right are also entitled to free school meals.
If you think that you qualify for free meals for your child/ren, apply to Children, Schools and Families telephone number 0300 1234048 for the necessary form. You can be assured that we take every possible care to ensure that no child who has free school meals is caused any embarrassment. Please click here to be redirected to the Herts Direct Website for more information.