Aspens are experts in school catering and have years of experience when it comes to school food. They specialise in providing catering to academies, schools and colleges across the country.

The food learners eat at academies plays an important role in their wellbeing, and eating a well-balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that’s why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.

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At Aspens we take our responsibility for catering for today’s learners and young adults seriously. All of our dishes are prepared every day using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced.

As well as ensuring the food on the plate is healthy, we want our customers to understand the importance of eating the right foods and help them with their food and nutrition journey. Don’t think that your child can’t enjoy our great food if they have a special diet – they are an important part of our catering service. We can provide food if they have an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs.

Legislation requires caterers to provide allergen information on food sold that is served ‘unpackaged’. Aspens already cater for lots of learners with allergies and we regularly check the information from suppliers to see if there have been any ingredient changes. It is still important that our customers talk to us so we can work together and continue to provide meals that are safe for them to eat.

Free school meals
Did you know that your child might be entitled to free school meals? For more information and details on how to claim, visit

Great value for money
We have a range of meal deals on offer every day to help save money. Whether learners want a hot meal or something to just grab and go, there will be an offer available. We also run a range of guest offers and special theme days to create a buzz in the restaurant.

The Aspens App
This is ideal for parents and learners to check out what’s on offer for lunch with just a couple of presses on your smartphone. It’s simple enough – just search for the app at the App Store, install, add the unique PIN number: 25160049 and you will be able to view the current menu.

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