St Birinus School Bistro has a 5* Hygiene Rating and offers a selection of hot and cold food options. 

Meals are £3.00 for students and in addition to the menu selection we offer the following foods daily: Jacket Potatoes, Pasta, Sandwiches, Salad, Yoghurts, Fruit, Water and Juices.

Free School Meals : If you are in receipt of certain benefits it may be possible for you to claim a free school meal for your son. If you think you qualify please contact: or call 01235 814444

Paying for School Meals: St Birinus School operates a cashless catering system through Parent Pay

Cashless Catering at DGS : All 6th Form students are welcome to use the catering facilities at Didcot Girls’ School, but need to be registered on the cashless system first. Girls are registered automatically because they are on roll at Didcot Girls’ School, but the boys need to be added manually. You will need to complete a cashless catering biometric consent form to register, your son can collect one from the SIMS office or Pupil Services at DGS. Once registered, we will scan your son's thumb print at the tills and provide log in details so that you can add money to the account online via

Reducing our environmental impact

The catering department is committed to minimising single-use plastic and reducing our environmental impact in the following ways:

  • Re-filling stations for student water bottles (including jugs of water and beakers available in the dining room)
  • Compostable takeaway containers and cutlery
  • Waste oil from the fryers converted to bio fuel
  • Plastic-free packaging for sandwiches

We use a local greengrocer (Faringdon in Oxfordshire), and source sustainably-caught fish and farm-assured British meat for food on our menus.


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