King Edward's School Home

An independent day school for boys aged 11 to 18


The school's dining hall provides a main meal for boys during two sittings; at morning break and lunchtime. Your son will be issued with a photocard with a bar code which will entitle him to one visit to the dining hall per day, either at morning break or lunch. A fixed termly charge is made at the rate of £3.45 per school day. There is no reduction in the termly charge for fewer than five consecutive absences. Boys may choose to opt out of this system, but no food is available to purchase with cash in the dining hall during break or lunchtime.

Our 3-weekly menu selection has been reviewed by our current boys and includes something for everyone. Each boy is entitled to a hot main course with fresh vegetables and a salad bar selection, together with dessert. Every day there is a hot sweet with custard, and for those who prefer something lighter there are yoghurts, home made cakes or fruit. There are also sandwiches to take away and one-stop specials for hungry boys needing a fast pit stop.

The dining hall also provides a breakfast offer where boys can purchase cereal, toast, fruit or a full cooked breakfast for cash every morning before school from 8.00am.

Sixth formers are catered for in the Upper School Common Room where drinks and hot snacks can be purchased for cash and they can also leave the school site to purchase food at lunch time if they wish to. Sixth Formers can also opt in to the dining hall food provision.

We can and do cater for many different dietary requirements as well as providing halal and vegetarian meals which are well sign posted to boys. If you have any particular concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Louise Williams, our catering manager, on tel: 0121 415 6019 or email:

Frequently asked questions about catering.