Healthy Eating

Bishop's Stortford College is committed to providing excellent nutrition for all our pupils. We know that a healthy, balanced and nutritionally robust diet supports outstanding teaching and learning. We have therefore engaged Chartwells Independent, experts in the provision of food in the independent schools market.

Working in partnership, Chartwells Independent and the College are fully committed to a varied programme of healthy eating, one where all meals are prepared, on the premises, from fresh ingredients.

With a strong emphasis on the health and wellbeing of pupils, Chartwells Independent design menus that aim to elevate nutritional standards across the board. Menus with broad appeal, including a wide variety of ingredients and cuisines to encourage our pupils to try new things whilst enjoying a balanced diet. 

All meals are served in the College dining hall… and yes, good table manners and healthy eating habits are encouraged! Pre-Prep and Prep School pupils have at least one member of staff sharing each table to supervise and encourage good manners.

Pupils' views are also listened to, through a committee of pupils and staff who meet regularly with Chartwells to discuss ideas and share feedback. Our Healthy Eating policy provides details of the practices we have in place to achieve high standards in healthy eating.  

"They [pupils] make good choices at lunchtime, and, supported by the proactive catering department, ensure that their plate of food is a balanced one".  ISI Inspection  2017

For Those Peckish Moments...

    In the Prep School boarding house, snacks are provided at break-times, tuck boxes are available each evening and a tuck shop operates over the weekend. In the Senior School boarding houses, snacks and fruit are available throughout the day. Toast is a particular favourite. There are kitchen facilities for boarders who wish to flex their culinary muscles!

Breakfast, Lunch & Supper Menus