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The Canteen & The Pods

Canteen: The York Place Diner 1884


Paella, on offer in the York Place Diner 1884
Paella with monkfish, prawns, mussels and chorizo, on offer in The York Place Diner 1884


In honour of the school's foundings the canteen at Varndean School is called the York Place Diner 1884.  Run by a team of vibrant and creative individuals who deliver excellent food and service, we've created an environment where students can have fun and relax so they can eat better and do better. We have even gone a step further with the introduction of two additional Pods - the Dolphin Pod and the 1926 Pod. These are only open at break times and allow our students to access delicious healthy snacks to keep them focused and ready to learn throughout their mornings.

Research shows that what we eat and drink can have a huge impact on our health and energy, which is why we make sure health and wellbeing is at the heart of our service to you. Every day we have a range of healthy foods on offer to both students and staff. See the Healthy Foods on Offer Daily section below for full details.


Read more about what we are doing as a school to help the environment. Full story HERE. 











School Food Plan

Children's Food Trust