HDHS Catering

The HDHS Catering department service a variety of service points across the school site serving a selection of food and drinks.

Over the past couple of years we have been working towards full compliance with the new school food standards while keeping up with current food trends.

We run a cashless catering system so there is no need to bring cash onto the school site. This de-stigmatises and provides anonymity to free school meal students, reduces queueing times and enables us to provide rewards for healthy eating.

Every student is issued with a school ID card which they need every time you want to use the catering services and when it comes to taking your exams. We have set a £5.00 spend limit on every student account (except 6th from), this limit enables the parents to control the student spend. Parents are able to set their own spend limits by putting a request in writing to the school. (Replacement cards are available at £1.00 each)

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day – so every school day we run a breakfast club from 8am until morning registration begins. Serving a selection of hot and cold foods.

We are able to offer catering services for non-school events, please see check out our external catering page for more information.

Andrew our Hospitality and Catering Manager joined HDHS in August 2013, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge from the retail catering sector. He completed his catering training at Colchester Institute gaining an NVQ level 3 in food preparation and cooking. Since finishing college Andrew has worked in different sectors of catering including pubs, restaurants and contract catering. He hopes to use his knowledge to provide fun, tasty.


School Food Standards

School Food Standards

The Lighthouse Restaurant is working towards full compliance with the new school food standards. This will mean some significant changes to the products we stock and the times of the day we sell them. The school food rules apply across the whole school day for all staff and pupils. We hope you support us during these changes. If you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recently we achieved a 5* hygiene rating from the local council and the food standards agency’s ‘scores on the doors’ scheme. We hope everyone enjoys their meal times with us. Please do not be afraid to approach us if you need help or have a question. The Lighthouse is also able to offer various services to external customers. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. To contact Andrew and the canteen team please email canteen@harwich.essex.sch.uk