School Meals



Free School Meals 
Students eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) will have £2.65 credited to their Dining Hall accounts daily for use at either break and/or lunch time to purchase food. The students can choose anything from the menu. The allowance is sufficient to purchase a meal deal consisting of a main, a salad, a desert and a small bottle of drink or still water from the Dining Hall. The menu for lunch options can be found below. Please note that students will be charged if they exceed their allocated FSM allowance.

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Catering Department.

We operate a cashless catering system whereby students have an account which parents / carers pay into, in order to buy breakfast and lunch from the Dining Hall or The Conservatory.

We pride ourselves on our healthy eating policy and ensure the strictest of hygiene standards are met. The Food Standards Agency rating for the Dining Hall/Conservatory was 5 (the highest rating possible). For more information please click here for the Food Standards Agency Website.

If you have any suggestions regarding menus please do feel free to send in an email to

Healthy Eating

  • Students are encouraged to eat breakfast each day as research proves students learn more if they have eaten before school. If students leave home early then we would advise they bring something to eat when they arrive at school. A sandwich or buttered teacake and a piece of fruit with a carton of orange juice would be ideal. Remember the Dining Hall is open from 7.30am
  • Drink plenty of water and carry a water bottle especially in hot weather.
  • Eat 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Eat lots of bread, potatoes, pasta and rice.
  • Go easy on fried foods.
  • Eat crisps, sweets, chocolate and carbonated drinks only occasionally.
  • Eat a hot meal each day for lunch instead of snacks.
  • Make sure the student's packed lunch is healthy by following the above suggestions.


Allergen Information

St Philomena's is a NUT FREE school.

Although all of our food is prepared in our nut free kitchen, food is prepared where other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients, so if your daughter has a food allergy, she must inform the Dining Hall staff before purchasing food. Our Dining Hall Team can inform her if the food offered contains any of the following allergens: gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soya, milk, nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seed, sulphur dioxide, lupin, molluscs. The Dining Hall staff have all received food hygiene and allergen training they make every effort to limit the cross-contamination of allergens, however please be aware that our food is prepared and stored in an environment with products containing allergens. Therefore the complete elimination of allergens cannot be guaranteed.

The schools Allergen Statement is contained within the schools Health and Safety Policy, which can be found here.

Parents must inform the school when they are aware of any allergy their daughter has. If your daughter has been prescribed an EpiPen or other medication for the treatment to an allergic reaction, please ensure the school is aware and the medication is deposited at Reception.

St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

Shorts Road

Carshalton Surrey


T: 020 8642 2025


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