School Meals


Catering Provision at The Deepings School 

We are very proud of our excellent in-house catering provision which is led by experienced catering manager Helen Conboy and assistant catering manager Erika Tinnon.

There are various locations for students to purchase food and drink:

  1.  Year 7 Café - open to everyone for Breakfast Club, daily 0800-0830 and then just year 7 at break and lunchtime   
  2.  The main counter – Years 8 and 9 hot food at break and lunch
  3.  Hall trolley – Years 8 and 9 cold food & fruit salad bar
  4.  KS4 Café (used to be the fitness suite) – Years 10 and 11 hot and cold food
  5.  The Sixth Form Café - exclusively for sixth formers in the Centre and open all day from 8am until 1.45pm

We serve a choice of hot and cold food for breakfast, break and lunch and our varied menu includes both traditional food items and food from around the world.

Throughout the year we hold ‘special occasion’ days and will advertise these to students in the daily bulletin notice and by posters and to parents through the weekly newsletter. 

Students all have an individual online meal account, via the PMX system, which allows parents to check their child’s balance and look at what they have purchased in school.  All accounts have a standard daily limit of £4.50 but if parents would like to amend this either way please email  to request a change. 

Ordering on the App. We will continue to use the app for students to order cold food items for lunch. Please place your order by 8am on the day you require food and if you need to cancel please do this by 8am too.

Parents with questions about free school meals should contact the school on 01778 342159 for further information. The daily meal allowance for eligible students is £2.75 and is anonymous at the till points and can be spent from the beginning of break until the end of lunch, you can also order your lunch on the app. We’d love to see all our students who are entitled to this to be using and enjoying their allowance.  

Allergen information may be subject to change so please always contact us before ordering if you have any food allergies or intolerances. If you have any questions about the catering provision, including allergen information please contact the catering manager, Helen Conboy via email, on Gluten free pasta, sliced bread and tortilla wraps are available. Please order at break ready for lunch.