Catering at Kingham Hill School is provided by the leading caterer for independent schools - Holroyd Howe. The team has been led by Catering Manager, Anna Thatcher, and Head chef, Andy Day, for nearly four years. The catering crew consists of 14 people who share a passion for providing fantastic, freshly made, locally sourced, and nutritionally balanced meals for pupils, staff and visitors alike.

Pupil favourites include our freshly made bread and soups available daily, fantastic main courses and tempting hot and cold desserts all made using free range eggs, Red Tractor Assured locally sourced meat and local fruit and vegetables where seasonality allows. The chefs can often be found in the small but abundant pupil kitchen garden picking herbs, berries, rhubarb and beans for use in our meals.

Andy has established excellent working relationships with local suppliers of flour (milled less than five miles away), cheese, fresh produce and a local dairy to ensure we keep our food miles to a minimum.

All menu cycles are signed off by the Holroyd Howe Nutritionalist to ensure they are balanced to suit the needs of our pupils. We have regular pupil feedback through surveys and food committee and where appropriate this will be incorporated into future menu planning.

Our caterers are confident and efficient in dealing with special dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances and work closely with the parents of affected pupils to ensure suitable, nutritious and safe meals are provided.

The catering team work closely with the school to ensure food is an integral part of school life, special theme days to coincide with school events, live food demonstrations, supplier tasting days, charitable events and education. There is a weekly extra-curricular cookery club run by Anna Thatcher as well as nutritional information days delivered by Holroyd Howe's nutritionalist to the whole school. Each year a pre university catering day takes place to teach the Sixth Form about budgeting and cooking for themselves including practical cookery, shopping on a budget and a small cook book of ideas.

Food is a vital part of our school and as such we were very proud that our team were recently awarded a highly commended in the Outstanding Team Award at the Holroyd Howe people awards - coming in the top 3 of 99 nominations. The catering team can be contacted directly on 01608 731842 or at if you have any questions or queries.


Tuscan vegetable soup

Pork stroganoff, Cottage pie with kitchen made crisps, Celeriac,leek and mushroom pie

Savoury rice, peas, lemon glazed carrots

Plum and apple crumble with custard

Minestrone soup

Chicken enchilada topped with spicy tomato sauce and cheddar, Tuna pasta bake, Five bean chilli con carne with chipotle tortillas

Saute potatoes, Ratatouille, Steamed broccoli

Toffee cake with caramel sauce

Curried celeriac soup

Roast gammon with honey glaze, Spiced lamb with apricots and sunflower seeds, Honey roasted aubergine with feta and pomegranate

Pesto new potatoes, Cauliflower cheese, Sweetcorn

Fresh fruit salad

Watercress soup

Turkey escallope with garlic butter, Sweet and sour chicken with rice, Roasted vegetable and goat's cheese stuffed peppers

Colcannon potatoes, Broccoli florets, Curly kale

Chocolate sponge with chocolate sauce

Tomato and Vegetable soup

Battered cod fillet with tartare sauce and lemon wedge, Chicken madras curry with mango chutney and popadums, Beetroot Hummus and tenderstem broccoli club sandwich

Chipped potatoes, Mushy peas, Baked beans, Curry sauce

Vanilla sponge with apple compote


Tuscan vegetable soup

Chicken tikka balti, Chana Dhal with cauliflower and sunflower seeds

Fragrant rice, Popadums and dips

Pear strudel

Minestrone soup

Turkey and vegetable pie topped with puff pastry, Butternut squash,spinach and feta pie topped with filo pastry

Mashed potato, peas, sweetcorn

Jam roly poly

Curried celeriac soup

Beef Nachos with salsa and cheese, Loaded spinach mushroom and mozzarella jacket potato

Chipped potatoes, field mushrooms, grilled tomatoes

Treacle tart with custard

Watercress soup

Pork,carrot and ginger stir fry, Shepherdess pie

Egg Noodles, Stir fry vegetables

Ginger sponge with caramel sauce

Tomato and vegetable soup

From the Grill Chicken steak or Sausages, Quorn sausages served with mushrooms, baked beans, fried egg

Hash browns, grilled tomato

Jam tarts

Spaghetti with herby bolognese sauce, Quorn and sun dried tomato penne pasta

Garlic Focaccia, parmesan shavings

Deep fried banana fritter with toffee sauce

Kingham Carvery Roast pork with apple sauce and sage and onion stuffing balls, Char grilled halloumi wraps with tabbouleh

Baton carrot, buttered cabbage with caraway

Jam sponge with custard

The lunch and evening meals are subject to change due to seasonal food availability and school events.