Chartwells are the catering suppliers for Balshaw's Church of England High School.

You can see the current menus and price lists here or below:

  • All of the food prepared with seasonally fresh, locally sourced high quality ingredients
  • Trinity menu with delicious hearty and wholesome meals to try - for example - penne pasta vegetable bake, roast topside of beef with crispy roast potatoes, or chilli with rice
  • Cool drinking water, yoghurt and fresh fruit are available daily
  • A brand new grab and go offer with a range of items to choose from
  • Trattoria pizza, our exciting pizza offer- great to tear and share at lunchtime!
  • A great range of high street brands at real value
  • Freshly made paninis with a variety of fillings

Chartwells operates a cashless system and the three methods by which to pay are as follows:

  • Online payment using Parent Pay. Our Catering Manager can provide a code for this if required
  • Cheques made payable to Chartwells
  • There are payment machines near to the dining room. Students can add money to their own account using these machines and their pin number. The Catering Manager can provide pin numbers if required

If you require any further information then please feel free to call our Regional Manager, Rhianna Thompson, on 07900588904. In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about us, please find as at

The Chartwells Team


On 17th September we celebrated Mexican Independence Day in school. Delicious Mexican food was served, the canteen was decorated and the staff from Chartwells entered into the spirit too!


Please see Chartwells Healthy Eating Policy here.


There is a new UK healthy eating model called The Eatwell Guide and as a School we are supporting this.

In the guide it tells us the following.

  • Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
  • Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates; choosing higher fibre or wholegrain versions where possible
  • Have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks); choosing lower fat and lower sugar options
  • Eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein each day, e.g. tofu, mycoprotein (include two portions of fish every week, one of which should be oily)
  • Choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts
  • Drink 6-8 cups/glasses of fluid a day

There is a large Eatwell Guide poster on display in our dining rooms that everyone in School can see. We also have information on our electronic display screens in School.

You can find out more information by following the external links below:

Webinars –

Further detailed information about the Eatwell Guide: