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

Please see the School and Christmas menus below 

School Menus

Christmas Menus

School Menus

Break Eats can be found below or here.

Current school menu tariff can be found below or here.


  • 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 pay are as follows:

  • Online payment using Parent Pay (this is the preferred method of payment) . Please contact school if you need a code
  • Cash - there are payment machines by the dining room. Students can add money to their own account using these machines with their pin number or using the biometric fingerprint system. Please contact school if you need more information about the biometric fingerprint system
  • Cheques made payable to Chartwells

If you require any further information then please feel free to call our Regional Manager, Sharon Stainthorpe on 07383095039. In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about us, please find as at

The Chartwells Team

Chinese New Year Celebrations - January 2020

Our catering provider, Chartwells, have been helping to celebrate the Chinese New Year this week.

This year it is Year of the Rat. The students and staff have been able to choose from a number of tasty dishes, including Chicken & Noodle Chow Mein, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Beef & Peppers, along with traditional sides of special fried rice, prawn crackers and for desert some delicious banana fritters with a lemon drizzle sauce.

The restaurant has even has been decorated with beautiful red and gold lanterns and other fabulous Chinese decorations.


Please see Chartwells Healthy Eating Policy Statement here.

Please see the Chartwells Healthy Eating Policy for Schools here.

Please see the Chartwells Special Diet Procedure 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