We are thrilled at Deer Park to be able to cater in-house for our students. Our chef and her team work tirelessly to provide locally sourced, sustainable products at competitive prices.

Food is served at breakfast, break and lunchtimes in our main dining hall. A variety of hot and cold quality food is on offer from grilled steaks, roast dinners, curries, and salad bar to wraps, paninis and baguettes.

There are regular Meal Deal Offers available and the price list can be viewed below

Catering is cashless at Deer Park and payment is made using biometric finger registration.  Parental permission is given for this when students start at Deer Park.    Money can be added to the account online by logging on to by cheque payable to Deer Park School (minimum £10) taken to the school kitchen.

When logged in to ParentPay parents are able to see what their children are purchasing each day at school.

If you have any questions about catering at Deer Park, please contact

Students remain on site at lunchtimes where there is a range of allocated places to eat both in and outside. During wet weather certain classrooms are made available for students to use at lunchtime to provide further areas. Each room is allocated to specific age groups and is supervised. Students are made aware of these rooms at the beginning of the autumn term.

Free School Meals are available for the following benefits.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (not working tax credit) if the household income is below £16,190 per year
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support allowance
  • Support under part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit if income is less than £7,400 per year

If you would like further details or believe you are eligible please contact the main school office.

Food Menu Week 1 starts week commencing 29 January 2024