Shrewsbury School

Food at Shrewsbury

Meals at Shrewsbury are taken in our purpose-built catering hall, Kingsland Hall ('KH'), where pupils choose from a wide variety of foods from our self-service counters and then eat with their friends and tutors from their House.

Almost all of our food is cooked from scratch, using fresh ingredients and local suppliers wherever possible.  We happily cater for pupils with special dietary needs such as dairy/lactose intolerance, gluten-free diets and halal food.

We have a three-week rolling menu for breakfast, lunch and supper that changes each term, and although this can occasionally be subject to some variation, the general format remains the same. This term's menus can be viewed here:

Our contract catering company is Holroyd Howe Independent, an award-winning catering company that specialises in the education sector. Find out more about the partnership here.

A continental and a full cooked breakfast is on offer on all teaching days, and a continental breakfast on Sundays.

On all teaching days, lunch options include two hot meat choices, a vegetarian choice, soup and bread, a salad bar, a fresh fruit and yoghurt bar and a hot pudding. In addition, two theatre-style deli-bars offer different options – oriental noodles, panninis etc. – on different days of the week.

On Sundays, the ever-popular brunch is on offer between 10.45am and 1pm.

The format for supper is similar to that of lunch, and on Sundays we offer a traditional roast meal.

Our Head Chef welcomes the opportunity to talk both to parents and pupils about any special dietary needs or concerns that they may have. He can be contacted on 01743 280841.

Shrewsbury School Food Allergies Information

Shrewsbury School is committed to pupil safety. We have therefore published a Food Allergy Policy in conjunction with our caterers, Holroyd Howe Independent, to provide awareness and reassurance to parents, pupils and staff regarding our procedures and management of allergy-related events.

Our aims are:

  • To reduce the likelihood of a pupil or member of staff with a known food allergy displaying a severe reaction to a specific food while in school 
  • To foster an understanding of and sense of responsibility for the specific needs of the individual members of the School community 
  • To create an awareness of the action to take should someone with a severe food allergy display its symptoms
  • To ensure the School complies with the statutory guidance for supporting pupils with medical conditions.

Our Food Allergy and First Aid Policies can be downloaded as pdfs by clicking on the links below:

Food Allergy Policy

First Aid Policy


One of the new serveries at KH

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