Arden School works in close partnership with Solihull Catering Services to produce meals at breakfast, mid morning break and lunch time that are amongst the best in the borough, we provide an efficient and consistent service and provide separate hot and cold food service areas which give us the opportunity to serve a wider range of foods, including baguettes, sandwiches, wraps, jacket potatoes with various fillings and pasta dishes. A choice of seasonal hot main meals is available every day with the majority of food items on the menu prepared from fresh raw ingredients in the school kitchens, we know what goes in to our foods, students can then sit down to enjoy their food in the light and airy dining room.

Breakfast club remains a firm favourite at Arden, this is a quiet time of the day where students can meet and enjoy breakfast with their friends before the start of the school day. The long term health and learning benefits of breakfast have been proved in numerous recent studies, and can help students to form good eating habits for life.

Our menus are different everyday and include fish, meat and vegetarian options to ensure we cater for everyone. In addition to this we can produce foods for students who have special dietary or cultural needs, please talk to your catering manager Angela Berry about this.

Please feel free to talk to us at any time about the service we provide or concerns you may have regarding your child's diet, directly to the Unit Catering Manager Angela on 01564 778323 or to the Group Manager for Secondary Schools Richard Wainwright on 0121 704 6674.

Healthy School Programme success

Pricing Structure

SMBC Catering Services have informed us that with effect from September 2016 there will be a increase in the cost of school meals to £2.15. This increase is not specific to Arden but applicable to all schools throughout the borough. For pupils who qualify for free school meals this allowance will be increased by the same amount. Details regarding the weekly and termly costs can be found in the letter below:

School Meal Prices September 2016

For prices of food available in the Food Hall, please click on the icon below:

2016-2017 tariff


Further information about the meals on offer at Arden, please click on the icon below to view the weekly menus.

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Menu - week 1

Menu - week 2

Menu - week 3