Our Catering Service

Hello and welcome to our catering service. Our school dining room is a place for boys to meet with friends in a comfortable environment, to enjoy conversation and enjoy a meal experience from the many and varied options on our menu.

We operate a three week menu cycle:

  • Menu Week 1 runs the weeks beginning the 5th September, 26th September, 17th October, 14th November and 5th December.
  • Menu Week 2 runs the weeks beginning the 12th September, 3rd October, 31st October, 21st November and 12th December.
  • Menu Week 3 runs the weeks beginning the 19th September, 10th October, 7th November and 28th November.

We are open:

  • Before school from 8.00am – 8.30am
  • At mid morning break from 10.40am – 11.00am KS3
  • Lunchtime from 11.55am – 12.25pm
  • KS4 & 5 Lunchtime from 12:40pm – 13:15pm

We recently opened the”The Café” in the new VI form building, this exciting development now gives VI formers the opportunity to buy food and drinks and enjoy in their own dining room.

We operate a biometric cashless catering system. More details of this are available from the school finance office.


Our aim is to offer the opportunity to purchase food and drink that enables everyone to have a healthy balanced approach to eating during the school day.

Our menus conform to the revised Government Food Standards 2015.

We endeavour to provide food that is healthy that the boys will eat and enjoy.

Breakfast ranges from toast and juice and for those who have a bit more time a cooked breakfast or a hot sandwich with a cup of tea or coffee.

A mid morning break we offer a range of sandwiches and baguettes, toasted sandwiches and fruit and yoghurts and a wide range of drinks.

At lunchtime we offer seven main hot choices every day, over a three week menu cycle and a wide range of sandwiches, baguettes, filled jacket potatoes and a daily snack item such a pizza.

A homemade pudding is one every day as is a wide choice of homemade cakes and biscuits.
Fresh fruit and yoghurts are always available as a lighter option.
We have a salad bar as well as daily vegetable and potato choices.

Our Catering Manager Mrs Colette Law, welcomes parents and pupil comments and is always willing to discuss dietary concerns.

Colette can be contacted on 0121 507 8271

Our menus and healthy eating policy are well received by pupils and we ask that you support us with complying with government legislation by not supplying crisps, confectionery and fizzy drinks for school as a snack or as part of a packed lunch.

For information on access to free meals please contact the school office.

Statement from the Governing Body:

“At Handsworth Grammar School, students come from a variety of faith and cultural backgrounds. The Governors are aware that many students and their families have a variety of deeply-held religious beliefs and practices. In order to maintain impartiality, we do not cater for special dietary requirements on religious grounds. All students are offered a healthy and varied selection of vegetarian and non vegetarian food in the Dining Hall: this selection ensures an adequate meal for every student.”