At Swanbourne House, we recognise the importance of food and nutrition for your child’s physical, mental and social development. We are committed to serving fresh, healthy and varied food to every pupil, every day.

Our catering team prepare all meals on site in our kitchen. We operate a three week rotational menu to ensure that our pupils are offered a variety of foods from a range of different cuisines. All meals at the Prep school are served in the Main House dining hall. Pupils and staff sit together on tables, engaging in friendly conversation and and staff encourage pupils to use proper table manners. In the Pre-Prep all meals are prepared in the same way in our kitchen but are served down at the Pre-Prep site.

Our boarders begin their day at 7:45am with a hearty and varied breakfast. We offer fruit, cereals, toast and a selection of cooked breakfast foods, all served with water, juice, tea and coffee. At break time, children are offered biscuits and bread with jams and spreads alongside squash and water. Water is freely available throughout the day at the water fountains scattered across our site and fruit is also offered at every meal. Lunch is served from 12:00pm-1:15pm with each year sitting at a set time. Balanced meals of fresh, home cooked food are offered. There is soup, a salad bar, a hot pudding and a cold sweet selection. The catering team serve the food to pupils and are available to support the children with their food choices and dietary requirements. Some of the children’s favourite lunches are lasagne with garlic bread, roast dinners and pulled pork baps with coleslaw. Tea is served from 5:30pm-6:20pm for boarders and those day pupils staying later at school. Again pupils have a choice of main, sides and pudding. At weekends the boarders are served a Full English breakfast and enjoy a traditional Sunday roast or a BBQ in the Summer Term. The roasts are very traditional, with staff and pupils sat down together.

We also serve match teas on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons after our sports fixtures. These teas consist for parents of sandwiches and cakes with tea and coffee and are very popular with parents who stop by for a catch up with other parents after watching their child in a match. Our pupils eat their match tea- a cooked meal of sausages and chips or something similar- with pupils from the visiting school. At the end of each term, staff and pupils in the winning House are treated to the League Feast; a formal dinner for which pupils have a chance to dress up. The annual House BBQ is held in the Summer Term which is a very popular event, especially if the sun is shining!

Mr S Barboteau
General Services Manager


Please note that the menus are subject to change according to availability.