My St John's


St John's places a high priority on providing varied, healthy and interesting menus for both pupils and staff.

The School's catering is managed in-house which gives the catering team freedom to purchase produce without the restrictions often imposed by contract caterers, ensuring a far better quality and range of products. The four week menu cycle offers a wide range of choice and takes into account requests that come from the Pupils' Food Committee. The committee is well represented across the year groups and meets once a term to make menu suggestions that enable the catering team to keep up to date with the changing palette of pupils.

A Tuck Shop is available at morning break offering a selection of hot snacks, sandwiches, drinks and a variety of healthy snacks.

All dietary requirements are catered for including those required due to medical conditions or religious restrictions, and even the occasional specific personal need.

Graham Beauchamp is the Head Chef. He is classically trained in British and French cuisine and previously worked in West End restaurants.

The Dining Hall opening times are:

Breakfast for boarders is from 7.45am until 8.10am. Non Boarders are welcome to have breakfast at a cost of £2.00 and can choose from the following:

A selection of cereals, yoghurt, porridge, croissants and pain au chocolat, toast, jam and spreads, fruit, grilled bacon, sausage, eggs of the day, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and beverages including fruit juices. 

Lunch is served from 1pm (or 12.30pm for Sixth Form not in lessons) to 1.50pm on a phased sittings structure. The lunch menus operate on a three-week cycle. 

Supper is available from 6.15pm until 6.45pm.