Catering at Queen Mary’s Grammar School

The School has chosen Innovate to provide catering services for our staff and students.

Welcome to Innovate

We have menus to suit all tastes, diets and price points; from handheld break-time snacks starting at £1.00 through to full lunchtime meals. So whether you fancy a piece of fruit or an authentic curry, we’ve got you covered. Typical prices for items at break time start from £0.75p with a main meal and dessert being £2.60. We also have a range of meal deals starting at £2.60 and includes the very popular Blue Dot Deal which includes 4 items for £2.60

Welcome Flyer (PDF)
Make it a Meal Deal – All students (PDF)
Welcome to Innovate (YouTube)
Health & Safety amid COVID (YouTube)

Cashless Catering

The school uses a biometric fingerprint system (BioStore) to facilitate catering payments for food in the canteen. The account can be topped up using ParentMail.

Biostore Cashless System (pdf)

Main Meal Menu options

Weeks 1-3 Menus (PDF)

Important Information about Food Allergy or Intolerance

Queen Mary’s Grammar School Catering Prices

Break Tariffs (PDF)

Provision of halal meals

A growing number of students and parents have been requesting halal meals. Innovate Catering Services are therefore now providing both halal meals and non-halal meals, which are:

• prepared in separate cooking equipment, washed separately after service
• held in separate colour coded servery dishes and served using separate colour coded utensils
• clearly identified to staff and students at the point of sale

Innovate source halal food from a trusted supplier who sources from accredited halal bodies. Meat is produced in line with EU rules and Innovate policy is that all animals must be stunned. The supplier is John Sheppard Butchers Ltd, Bristol, and details of the approved bodies can be found by clicking on the link below.

QMGS Halal Certification (PDF)

Sixth form catering provision

Café 6 was developed in 2013 for Sixth Form students, and provides a more collegial environment. With growing numbers of pupils in School from September 2016 food services for Sixth Form students are also available in the Sixth Form Collier centre.

From September 2021, an outdoor service pod will also be available at break and lunchtime, next to the parade ground canopy.

Pre ordering food

Pupils may pre-order baguettes and sandwiches in the morning for collection at lunch time. A pre order form must be completed and given to the Catering team and pupils are required to pay at the time of pre-order.


Happy Holidays Innovate Newsletter 2022

Theme weeks

Theme day Calendar 23/24

Student food choices and ParentMail

Pupils have a wide range of food, drinks and snacks they can purchase at School and the freedom to choose their options. We strongly encourage parents to review their son/daughter’s food choices online. This can be done by accessing “meal options” in ParentMail. on / daughter’s food allowance.


Please raise any concerns or enquiries as follows and Innovate/Finance will aim to respond within 48 hours.

Finance support including transaction queries, duplicates and errors: Email, Finance will check Parentapp online payments and if needed pass the query to Innovate who will respond to you.

Catering provision support including food offer and prices: Email, Innovate will respond.

Allergens: Email, Innovate will respond. Copy in so school can check that we hold an accurate record of allergens.

Compliments and Complaints: Email, Innovate will respond. Copy in