|07:45 - 08:25
|10:30 - 10:50
|12:30 - 13:20
|12.30 – 12.50
|Years 7 - 9
|12:50 - 13:15
|Years 10 & 11
Sixth form access is flexible depending on capacity
Cash Free Dining
Villiers Diner is now entirely cash free, with parents able to top up their child’s account using ParentPay meaning students no longer have to carry cash. This has lead to a more streamlined and efficient canteen for students.
Our expectation is all parent(s) and carer(s) must pay in advance for school meals using any of the methods below;
Online using ParentPay - How do I top up my child’s account? Please click here to find out.
Paypoint card – by cash at most the local newsagents (the card can be ordered by the school and is unique to each student)
We have included video guidance for parents to view which gives details on how to set up a ParentPay account. You can find further information on the ParentPay help page. For further queries or if you are unable to set up your account, please contact the school office via email on email@example.com
How do I pay for my items? (Video)
ParentPay guide (Video)
Free School Meals
The Free School Meals system is a statutory right for those in financially challenging circumstances and it is important you use this system if you qualify to support your child. Help is available with your application either at the school office 020 8813 8001, or by calling the council 020 8825 5000 or by filling out the form online. https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals. More information on Free school meals found here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/63d92829d3bf7f251e968cdb/Free_school_meals.pdf
The dining hall and commercial kitchen were rebuilt in 2015/2016 costing approximately £1 million. Approximately 300 people can be seated in our dining hall and all meals are prepared in the kitchen on a daily basis. We buy the majority of our food produce from the local Southall community ensuring optimal freshness. Lunches at Villiers High School exceed ‘The School Food Trust’ national standards.
Our aim is to ensure that all aspects of food and nutrition in the canteen promote healthy choices for the school community. We achieve this by:
Providing a welcoming environment.
Providing great value.
Providing a variety of food options.
Providing mealtime supervision.
Providing a cashless service to remove any stigma from free school meal users.
Promoting social responsibility by encouraging all dining hall users to use recycling and food waste bins.
We have a Catering School Council to provide valuable feedback so we can keep improving and innovating.
VHS Catering is wholly operated by VHS, our primary focus is always the health and wellbeing of our young people.
An old boiler room and outdoor store space for bins has been converted into state-of-the-art garden café for staff and sixth form students. The unique green hub is described as a green oasis in an urban setting with a focus on staff and student wellbeing. Coffee Corner by Villiers also known as CoCo, offers students and staff the chance to socialise, catch up on work and enjoy drinks and snacks, at affordable prices. Furniture is made from Eco materials and the area also benefits from outdoor heating. Student art work is displayed in an exhibition space. It is a place that our staff and students can come together to think, create or just unwind in a picturesque green space. The menu was designed following survey of staff and students and offers in house and take away options as well as internal and outdoor seating areas. The café delivers a much trendier solution than you would typically expect from a school food & beverage area; with its own unique branding & a modern interior design. This is a cashless facility and only accepts debit or credit cards.
Free Breakfast club
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day supporting better concentration and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We provide a free breakfast for all students to help them have the best start to the day. Our menu options contain porridge, brown toast, flapjacks, scrambled eggs, beans, hot chocolate, juice and water. We are open from 7:45am until 8:25am every day (insert attached item)
Our Food your choice
We offer Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal and Non-Halal options, with both hot and cold choices. We have excellent self-service salad, fruit and vegetable options. We have removed the use of single-use plastic bottles where possible and encourage students to bring a reusable water bottle. All year 7s are provided with one free reusable bottle upon admission. All our menus are labelled with allergen information. Menus are changed once per term to ensure the school community is catered to a variety of foods from all cultures.
Around the world in 5 Days
At Villiers we respect every food culture, it is no different when comes to world cuisines. From Monday to Friday we have theme based cuisines. From Mediterranean to Asian to Oriental to Caribbean to Western and many more.
5 star hygiene rating
We hold a 5* rating from the Environmental Health Agency for food safety on all four of our inspections (2015, 2018, 2021, 2023), and all catering staff are fully trained in food preparation, food safety, safety at work and allergy awareness.