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Catering Services

CATERING SERVICE - welcome taylor shaw

At John Ferneley College, we are proud to offer delicious, nutritious and excellent value school meals provided by our excellent Catering Team. Their professional high standards, cheerful service and delicious food ensure that lunch is a highlight of the day. We provide nutritionally balanced food and offer a varied menu. Meals are prepared using fresh and local ingredients daily. 

The team run a Breakfast Club in the Restaurant every morning from 8.00am - 8.40am, open to all students and staff who arrive early and need a good breakfast! 

In review of our catering offer to students and staff, we have opened a new catering outlet on site for Key Stage 4 students, alongside a new external Catering pod.  

We have two catering outlets of food service at John Ferneley:

  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) - Restaurant
  • Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) - Auditorium and external POD

Each outlet is open at mid-morning break and at lunchtime, so make sure you pay a visit at some point throughout the day.

Meal deal options are available throughout the day, offering excellent value. Vegetarian options are also catered for. 


Our catering team at John Ferneley works with the students to tailor menus to the tastes and preferences of the students. We introduce further interest and excitement to our menus through themed lunches ranging from holidays like Easter and Christmas to cuisines from around the world, tying these into the school curriculum whenever possible.

Christmas Lunch Menu 2022

We are delighted to announce that our annual Christmas Lunch is back. This year, our Christmas Lunch will operate on Thursday 8th December, for all years. This will be a joyful, festive occasion as this is also Christmas Jumper Day. 

You can find a copy of the Christmas Lunch menu, here.

For students who do not wish to have Christmas Lunch, the catering menu will be available as normal, including an option of festive sandwiches and baguettes being served from the auditorium.




Your child might be entitled to Free School Meals.  Please visit Leicestershire County Council website to find out more > or call the LCC School Catering Services on 0116 305 5417.

Natasha's Law

As announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2019, Natasha's Law requires all food businesses in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to include labels featuring a full list of ingredients on all pre-packaged food. More information on Natasha's Law can be found here.


For any specific concerns or queries concerning catering provision at John Ferneley College, please contact [email protected]