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Please be aware that the refectory is now completely cashless, funds must be added to students accounts using the ParentPay system.

Waves Refectory

The school successfully runs the catering at the Colne. We provide varied food selections through our menu range which all meet the strict Government regulations for school food and drink.

These food offers include:

DISH OF THE DAY– A daily meal deal influenced by different countries from ‘Around the World’. A nutritionally balanced hot vegetarian or meat main course served with pasta, potatoes, rice or bread with vegetables or salad completed with the choice of cheese & biscuits, fruit salad or yoghurt plus a bottle of mineral water for an all-inclusive price of £2.30 student (Free School Meal value). A great deal!

HOT DELI – A hot snack service. Italian style pizzas freshly cooked, Pasta Bar that serves tasty pasta with a daily choice of freshly made tomato based meat and vegetarian sauces, toasties, paninis and jacket potatoes with choice of hot and cold fillings, hot tortilla wraps, baguettes and bagels. Good for that carb intake!

BAKERY BITES – A range of home baked items including muffins, brownies, flapjack, pretzel rolls and cookies. We try to reduce the sugar content in many of these products but sweeten them naturally with the addition of sweet potato, carrot, courgette, beetroot or added fruit.

Tasty sweet treats!

COLD DELI– A fine selection of freshly made sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and rolls all with a choice of fillings. Halal & gluten free selections are also on offer. A choice of salad pots, hummus, cheese & biscuits, cheesecake, chilled milk, juices, yoghurts, mineral water and bottled fruit based drinks are available. Cool choice!


Our aim is to provide the students with a well-balanced, healthy, tasty and nutritional food choice. To help us achieve this we have changed our production methods with the removal of salt from the cooking process, reduced the level of saturated fat and sugar; a greater use of healthy cooking methods such as baking; steaming or grilling; and the removal of artificial colourings and flavourings.

Our meat is supplied by carefully selected suppliers to ensure full traceability. Fresh fruit and salad pots are a popular option for students with produce often supplied from local suppliers, such as Ardleigh and Lawford, who guarantee freshness. The school works closely with all of its suppliers to provide good quality products at competitive prices, so much so, we have only applied minimal price increases over the last few years, even during these challenging times!

Our counter menus indicate any allergens contained in our products, as required by the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation, along with pre-packaged and wrapped items also displaying ingredients to comply with the newly introduced Natasha’s Law. Our catering staff can also give advice on request.

We have joined in the fight against plastic pollution by replacing many of our ‘disposable’ ware with a range of compostable alternatives which are made from corn starch or sugarcane for example. We continue to work with our suppliers to further reduce the use of plastics.
Should you wish to discuss any catering matter or require further information on what is on offer in the refectory please contact the school and ask for Lisa Netzel, our Catering Manager, or email [email protected]