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Catering at Tibshelf Community School

Tibshelf Community School are delighted to be part of a county-wide professional school meals service delivered in partnership with Derbyshire County Council delivered using a cashless dinner money payment system.  The service is designed to be popular with students, staff and visitors and offer value for money.  All menu items meet the National Guidelines for healthy food within school and are analysed using nutritional packages to ensure that they provide a balanced diet and essential nutrients for secondary aged students.


Our catering outlet is open each school day as follows:

Breakfast Service: 8.00am to 8.25am

Morning Break Service: 10.45am to 11.05am

Lunch Service: 1.10pm to 1.55pm


Our popular breakfast service offers a variety of food and drink including toast, croissants, scones, bacon cobs, cheese on toast, vegetable sausage rolls, hash browns, cereals and yoghurts.

During our morning break and lunchtime services, food is available from our hot and cold food counters.  Popular items include sandwiches, baguettes, hot chicken wraps, pasta pots, wraps and salads.  Cookies, muffins and the cake of the day are also widely enjoyed.   A variety of drinks that meet school food nutritional standards are also available to buy and there are drinking fountains located throughout the school.

Students can build a meal with the items they enjoy or opt for one of a number of set hot and cold ‘meal deals’ (including a vegetarian option) at £2.35. For example, students can buy a daily special main course with vegetables, a dessert and a drink.  Alternatively, for the same price, students can choose a pasta pot meal deal (with a fruit pot, cookie and drink) or a baguette/wrap deal (again with a cake and a drink).

We welcome new ideas from parents and students for menu items and any other issues that would enhance the dining experience in school.  All feedback is extremely valuable to us, good or bad, and can be sent via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephoning the School Office and asking to speak to our Catering Manager, Amanda Johnston.  Alternatively, you can contact the Derbyshire County Council CAYA Catering Service directly via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephoning the catering admin team on 01629 536704.