Our menus have been developed around current needs and demands. They are driven by our students and we constantly try new products to make the lunchtime interesting and encourage a healthy balanced diet.
There is a wide variety of lunch choices available on a daily basis. Salads, pasta, jacket potatoes, a choice of hot main meals (including a vegetarian option), fruit bar, cold and hot desserts are on offer each day from the main canteen. Students can also purchase lunch from 'The Cafe' where a selection of hot and cold sandwiches/wraps, fruit and water are available.
The food served at St Cuthbert's is produced by our catering partners St Helens Council Schools Catering Service. Where possible, our food is made fresh from scratch every day. Andrew Ferguson, Executive Development Chef regularly meets with our School Council and School Food Action Groups to discuss how to further develop the lunchtime offerings available within our school.
Each day the main canteen has a different theme and a different menu. From 'Tastes of the World' Mondays to 'British Classics' Thursday there's something for every taste.
A full break time menu is served in both the canteen and 'The Cafe' at morning break.
Students use their ParentPay accounts linked to their thumbprints to pay for food, which means faster queues and that they do not need to bring cash to school.
St Helens Council Schools Catering Service were awarded a five-star rating in June 2015 for their food hygiene at the school.
Parents are invited to sample food from our menu at our Open Evening in the Autumn Term and at our Year Six Welcome Evening in the Summer Term.
Our Breakfast Club is open to ALL STUDENTS from Monday to Friday in the Dining Hall from 7:30 - 8:20am.
Payment is by the thumb print or free school meal allowance.
As a school we are committed to developing our students’ physical and emotional wellbeing. Never more so than now has it been so important to equip our young people with the tools and strategies to support a happy, healthy lifestyle.
The theme of the 2018 Summer Health Festival was Positive Mental Health where we looked at building emotional resilience and overcoming barriers such as emotional troubles, disability awareness, bullying, hate crime and its effects on victims.
These were delivered in a series of workshops and events throughout the week. As it was also our 60th anniversary year, we also challenged each form to complete a 60 mile team challenge during the fun run session!
The celebrations culminated on Friday 22nd June with an off-curriculum day when we held a market place outdoors during the lunch time period where the students had the opportunity to visit stalls run by, among others, GULP!, GoActive, BeUrBest, Smoking Cessation Team and school nurses. The students were also able to tuck in to a refreshing smoothie prepared by headteacher, Mrs Twist using the ever-popular ‘smoothie-bike’!