University of Brighton Academies Trust in partnership with Chartwells Chartwells will be providing catering services to the Academy from September 2020.

As the leading provider of catering services to schools across the UK we believe school lunches should be freshly prepared, great-tasting and attractively presented to engage pupils.  

Our menus are fully nutritionally checked by our expert in-house team and meet the Governments school food standards.

Seasonal and nutritionally balanced healthy menus will change twice a year offering variety along with new dishes to stimulate inquisitive minds.  We also understand our responsibility of the importance of educating young people on good nutrition and healthy lifestyles via our education programmes.  

We’re proud of our support for local and British suppliers – sourcing the best possible quality ingredients and produce from well respected, stringently selected and continually audited farmers and growers.  

We’ve always taken the issue of food allergies extremely seriously. If any pupil has an allergy, an intolerance or a medical condition that calls for a special diet, our in-house expert team of nutritionists make sure pupils are fully and safely catered for with special menus, procedures and local training. A copy of our special diets form can be requested from your school, if you would like to arrange for a special diet menu please inform them as soon as possible so that we can make contact and arrange this to be in place from September.

Chartwells are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to become the catering providers in your school and we look forward to meeting pupils and schools.  

Please look out for our three weekly menu cycle and our introduction to school meals booklet.

Fizzy drinks and energy drinks

We also seek to promote a healthy lifestyles in our students to help them engage with their full curriculum. As such, fizzy drinks and energy drinks are not allowed on the academy site. Any students found to be in possession of such beverages will have them confiscated and not returned.

There is significant research that shows that the refined sugar found in most fizzy drinks contributes significantly to childhood obesity. What’s more, there is also detailed research that shows that the caffeine found in most energy drinks has a detrimental effect on young people, resulting in hyperactive behaviour and poor concentration.