Shire Oak Academy has now been awarded the Food for Life Partnership Silver Award.

The Food for Life Partnership’s main initiative is to highlight the farm to fork aspect of good food. This involves encouraging young people to think about their food, the importance of growing in season, local produce, the welfare of livestock, visiting farms, involving the local community and building confidence in basic cooking skills necessary to provide food that pupils can trust to fulfill a healthy lifestyle.

We at Shire Oak Catering Service pride ourselves on our commitment to the healthy eating agenda.

Our ‘School food trust’ approved menu can be downloaded below. Our menus comply with the ‘Food for Life’ silver award and the ‘Food Standards School Plan’.


Each day we offer food at five separate outlets;

The Tuckshop

Situated in the North Building serving jacket potatoes with a selection of fillings; an assortment of freshly prepared sandwiches, hot filled rolls , homemade cookies and cakes, fruit, yogurts and fruit juices.

The Hub

Situated on the main play area offers a takeaway service providing an assortment of freshly prepared sandwiches, hot filled rolls, homemade cookies and cakes, fruit, yogurts and fruit juices.

Main Hall

A traditional servery in the main hall in North Building offering a large selection of freshly cooked wholesome dishes catering for a variety of tastes, this service is cash cafeteria style to enable students to choose and  purchase a fully balanced meal 

Curry/Pasta Bar

Situated at the rear of the main hall we have a Curry and Pasta bar, serving a selection of curries and home made pasta sauces

The Loakal

Providing a bistro style environment offering freshly prepared, sub rolls, paninis, salads and speciality hot drinks. This facility is only available to staff and sixth formers and is used as part of our academy’s reward system.

In addition to our lunchtime service, we offer a breakfast service at break time, serving hot ham and cheese petits pains, bean toasties, grilled bacon sandwiches, hot tea cakes and yogurts.

All food and drink on sale meets the strictest government regulated standards and is prepared in our ‘5 star’ food hygiene rating kitchen.

Cleanliness and food hygiene are of paramount importance in our kitchen and at our serveries.

My team members are proud of the food they prepare and serve and they do their utmost to encourage students to eat a healthy and balanced meal at affordable prices.

All staff are trained to a minimum level 2 food safety certificate.

All our up to date cashless catering systems tills highlight any allergies or intolerances that have been notified to the school Pastoral team so we may identify any potential risks for any students regarding ingredients of our food dishes.

If any pupils have any intolerances, allergies or special dietary requirements please inform a member of staff who will be able to assist in reducing any potential risks of allergens.