School Catering

Cheltenham Bournside School offers an excellent variety of delicious, nutritionally balanced food, drinks and snacks through a three-week menu rotation. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality, fresh food prepared and cooked by our in-house team.Students can purchase food from our lower dining centre before school with break time from 9.50am and lunch time from 12.10am, Monday to Friday. 

Please see an example of our menu here.

Cashless systemAt Bournside, we operate a biometric cashless catering system for students that can be added onto by parents and guardians by logging into and making a payment via MyChildAtSchool (MCAS). Here you will be able to see what is being purchased, set spending limits and make us aware of any specific dietary restrictions.

Free school meals

The free school entitlement is £4.50. £1.00 of this is available to be spent at breakfast before school. Additional money can be added to the student’s account by the method mentioned above.

Dining CentresWe have two large dining centres which are able to hold around 500 students between them.Due to the size of our school, the lunchtime period is divided into separate periods. This benefits our students in many ways; giving students enough time to queue for their lunch and eat, to socialise with friends and to ensure there are enough spaces.

Pitstop CaféOur Sixth Form café provides a vibrant social space for students to work and relax. Serving barista style coffee and hot drinks, hot and cold snack food, including bacon sandwiches, paninis, pizzas and salads, the café will be open throughout the day during school hours. 

For more information or if you have any questions about catering in the school, please email

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