Astor College for The Arts 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 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:
If you would like to apply for Free School Meals visit