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Dorothy Stringer Canteen 

Nutrition and exercise are extremely important for young people and we are working hard to ensure our students are not only educated in these areas but also offered a good balanced diet whilst in our care. 

 Canteen Menu & Prices: 

Canteen Menu Summer Week 2.pdf

Meal Deal: 

The canteen offers a Meal Deal:  £2.40 for any main item plus a cake OR fruit OR water

​Choice of one from: 

AND ​ ​

Choice of one from:

​Main Meal
Filled Baguette
Pasta Pot (with or without cheese)
Jacket Potato

Still/Sparkling Water

Canteen Opening Times: 


8.00 - 8.30

​Mid-Morning Break

​10.40 - 11.10


12.05 - 12.45

​After School

​3.15 - 3.35

Replacement Canteen/Gate Cards 

Canteen cards if lost will be £3 for a replacement.  Cards can be ordered by email ( ) or from The Hatch. Replacement cards should be collected by students from the Hatch at break or lunch time. If a replaced card is subsequently found this will need to be returned to the canteen as it will no longer work. 

Once a new card has been issued you will need to take it to Mrs Bristow in Reprographics (next to Receptionto enable the gate access. 

We surveyed the students and staff and have over 850 responses from all age groups. This information has been invaluable in helping us to design new menus and address the logistics of the canteen experience.  

‘Stringer Sub’; an overwhelming number of students requested a subway style sandwich which we will be offering from a separate servery. With a range of healthy fillings in a good quality baguette, we are sure this will prove a popular choice! 

Pasta Pots- Back due to popular demand, Pasta Pots will be serving a selection of homemade sauces in two different sized pots. 

Vegetarian Choices- Many students and staff asked for a wider variety of vegetarian options, so we are planning more vegetarian fillings for the Stringer Sub, Pasta Pots and the main hot option of the day. * The Soup of the day is always Vegan 

 Sustainable Fish City - We are proud to announce that we are part of Brighton & Hove Sustainable Fish City. We only buy sustainable seafood to ensure marine environments, fish stocks and fishing livelihoods are protected. We will only buy MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified fish. 

As an eco-school, we are always looking at ways to improve sustainable means of managing our waste.    

If you have any enquiries regarding the canteen menu, please contact:  

Cashless Payment 

Dorothy Stringer is a cashless school which means the School Gateway Payment system is the only way to add funds to your child’s account so that they can purchase school meals & snacks in school.  Students receive their cards on the first day of school. 

If you are unable to make cashless payments please contact our Financial Support Officer (FSO), Mrs DeBanks-Hirst, at who will be able provide further assistance. 

You can credit your child’s account as follows: 

You can make payments online through the SchoolGatewaywhere you can use Instant Bank Transfer (see below for more information), Credit Card or Debit Card.   

Using the SchoolGateway will also enable you to view the purchases your child has made in the canteen. 

Canteen payments made using the SchoolGateway usually reach students accounts at speed, however, we recommend that students’ accounts are topped up the day before the monies will be required. 

Help sheet on how to top up using the SchoolGateway :  Parents Guide

Bank Transfer Information : Instant Bank Transfer.pdf

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