Despite the restrictions in place due to social distancing and year group bubbles, we are offering a wide choice of hot meals for all girls at lunch time, and for all boarders at breakfast and supper.

Lunches are served in three locations on a carousel: the dining hall, the BBQ marquee and the Pavilion, where we offer a range of pasta dishes (and, from after half term, pizzas and panini).

We are one of a very limited number of schools in the UK currently able to offer a full service of hot meals for all pupils, with all dietary requirements catered for, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

Our food is renowned for its quality, freshness and diversity. The modern servery and self-service system allows for all tastes and appetites to be satisfied. Exciting theme days, creative House suppers, Old Q reunions and other events are a speciality.


“There is always a range of options for food and the soup is delicious.”

– Grace, Lower Sixth

Meanwhile, we ensure that girls eat healthily throughout the year. Our girls take an active role in every stage of the preparation of food – from growing their own fruit and vegetables in the allotments, to timetabled Practical Cookery lessons in our fabulous 'Haute Quisine' cookery suite. Sixth Form girls have the opportunity to take a professionally accredited course leading to the award of a Leiths Introductory Certificate in Food and Wine.