School Catering Award

Presented to an educational establishment in the UK that can demonstrate a commitment to healthy eating and value for money through the provision of a first class catering service available to all students.

2018 Winner
Charlton Manor Primary School, London

 Charlton Manor Primary

Charlton Manor focuses on educating pupils about healthy eating and provides them with many opportunities to try different foods. The varied palette of flavours ensures they receive the necessary nutrition for their developing bodies. The chef together with his team continually finds ways of reducing sugar and cutting out salt and fat. Fresh produce is grown in the school garden and community garden as well as the eggs from the hens and the honey from the bees. The chef also runs the school café, which is open to parents and the community every day before and after school and on Saturdays from 10am–2pm.


Liscard Primary School, Merseyside
Matravers School, Wiltshire
St Helen and St Katharine, Oxfordshire

2017 Winner
The Barlow RC High School & Specialist Science College

The Barlow RC High School & Specialist Science College

The Barlow RC High is proud of the service that Catering Manager Joanne oversees, motivating her team through continuous improvement and training, including enrolling them onto NVQ’s in Food preparation and Cooking. Students at the Barlow particularly enjoy the breakfast service and the new noodle and rice boxes which are packed with vegetables and come in recyclable containers.


Christ Church CE Primary School
Harrogate Grammar School
Falkner House, London
Lowerplace Primary School

2016 Winner
Ballard School, Hampshire

2016 School Catering Award Winner - Ballard School, Hampshire

Ballard School ensures that healthy eating is key to school curriculum. Innovative chefs provide a vast and well prepared menu, with unhealthy foods, such as those that were fried or baked, disappearing from school plates. The school also implemented a ‘Healthy Eating Working Group’, ensuring the topic remains on the agenda, and recently supported Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day among other worthwhile initiatives.

St Thomas Primary School, Huddersfield
Haberdashers Monmouth School for Girls, Monmouthshire
North Liverpool Academy
Bishops Stortford College, Hertfordshire

2015 Winner
Trafalgar Infant School, Richmond

Trafalgar Infant School used its experiences raising money for a school vegetable garden in Tanzania to grow and cook their own Tanzanian inspired exotic foods. Pupils filled growing beds with new produce such as okra, chickpeas and coriander, before using them in their own creative and diverse recipes.

Loughborough Endowed Schools, Leicestershire
Bishop’s Stortford College, Hertfordshire
Arden Academy, West Midlands
Lodge Lane Infant School, Norfolk