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Astor College is proud of its catering which is supplied by the “Independent “Catering Company. All meals supplied exceed the Government nutritional guidelines. Good quality fresh ingredients from local suppliers ensure that students and staff alike can enjoy a wide variety of main meals and snacks catering for all tastes including vegetarian and those students on a special diet.


In addition to the main meals and snacks offered at lunchtime, the Refectory is open before College for breakfast and additionally at break time for a wide variety of snacks and treats.


The catering company runs a “cashless” system using a secure swipe card system which ensures maximum efficiency and protection for students.


For menus and online payments click here.


Free School Meals

For students eligible for free school meals this system is great as they use the same card as everyone else and no-one knows they are receiving this benefit. The only difference is that the 'money' is added to the card automatically.


To qualify for free school meals you must be in receipt of one of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Guaranteed Element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (without working tax credit) and an annual income below £16,190.
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999


If you would like to apply for Free School Meals visit