Traffic information

Please be aware that St Helen’s Road will close to traffic from 7am on Monday, October 9 and is scheduled to reopen at 5pm on Friday, December 1. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day during this time, with a diversion in place via Elphinstone Road, The Ridge, Junction Road and Sedlescombe Road North in both directions. Further information can be found on the East Sussex Highways website.

Ark William Parker Dining

Our menus offer a wide variety of choices

Food provided by Ark William Parker Dining has a ‘freshly cooked from top quality raw ingredients’ approach; all of our food is freshly made, every day, by the onsite catering team. The menu is ever evolving, depending on seasonality and popularity, and introduces new concepts and flavours to the students. We regularly seek feedback to make sure we are meeting the needs of the students and that we are stretching their culinary palates too! 

Our menus offer a wide variety of choices: a daily “theme” dish from around the world, including Thai green chicken curry; classic Italian lasagne and the ever popular traditional British fish and chips on Fridays. There are plenty of healthy choices, like our homemade yoghurt and fruit pots, salad boxes and cut fruit bags. We also offer a soup, filled jacket potatoes and a range of filled sandwiches, baguettes and rolls that are made fresh every day, plus a range of homemade flapjacks, brownies and cookies.

Feedback from the students told us that getting out, on to the playing fields, at lunch time, was important to them, so our ‘Street Food’ ready-boxed hot offers have proved a big hit. The students are able to grab a box of steaming ‘Thai chicken with noodles’ or delicious ‘chilli beef hot wraps with salsa’ ready to go straight from the hot plate. In addition, the students can add their own take on flavours from our ‘Flavour Zone’. A range of toppers from chilli flakes, wasabi peas, crispy onions and a variety of seeds can be added to any dishes to add flavours and textures as required. This has proved really popular with some great feedback.

Food is also available at break time for our free school meal students. A small selection of break time food is shown below.

For further information or an application form for free school meals please contact reception on 01424 439888