Innovate by Name and Nature

Food choice, flexibility, quality and speed are at the heart of what we do. Inspired by the best and most fashionable high street concepts, we pride ourselves on fusing fantastic quality food with quick service.

Everything has to start with fantastic quality and responsible food. Across our wide, diverse and ever-changing menus, we ensure that everything is safe, sustainable and tastes great. We only source from farmers, wholesalers and catering butchers that are audited to UKAS accredited standards and meet the highest possible assurance levels.

We have a huge variety of really exciting dishes to try! We’re talking about global street food, our famous Curry Thursdays, modern vegetarian and vegan, and traditional fish and chips. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at all times of the day.

In addition to great food in great environments, we are committed to becoming an ‘Impact Organisation’ and doing whatever we can to create a better world. We operate a sustainable and responsible business model, minimising packaging (especially plastics), food waste and energy consumption, whilst maximising recycling and composting.

As an Impact Food Group caterer, our vision and values are entirely aligned to working with our schools to create a positive food culture and helping more students eat better food. Click here to see a short video from Innovate.

Congratulations to all involved with the Innovate catering team, who re-gained the full five stars for 'Scores on the Doors'  from West Lindsey District Council. More information about this scheme can be found here.


New Price list Feb 2023: 

Each year at around this time, we review our tariffs in line with supplier price increases in time for a September relaunch of our menus and prices. Having now analysed the existing tariffs and considering the extraordinary pressures we are facing, we will be implementing a small tariff increase from after the February half term break, negating the need for a larger rise in September.

As part of this review we have maintained the price of our main meals, which is best value for money and kept static our healthier products. We're also going to be re-engineering our menus to ensure we include several affordable meal deals.The overall rise is less than half the current rate of inflation and sees an average increase of 5p per product across the menu range.

Please click on the links below to view our Current price lists:


Grab and Go

Homebaked and Sweet Treats

Hot Drinks

The Q
Our students can enjoy delicious meals in our dining area, 'The Q', designed and named by the students themselves. In addition to the hot meals menu, Innovate also offers various cold foods, alongside jacket potatoes with various fillings, sandwiches and pasta pronto pots. Check below for Innovate's healthy eating menus, meal deals and sample price lists. If you would like to visit Innovate's website, click here or have a browse through their schools portal.

See the Restaurant Menu, the Grab & Go Menu and the Deli Menu. Today's meal of the day menu is £2.50 for a main meal and pudding.

Breakfast options of warm Danish pastries and croissants are available Monday-Friday before school, with 3 and 5 item cooked breakfasts available on Friday mornings only.

The Studio Cafe

Another popular choice with the students, offering the restaurant main hot meal and hot and cold food and drinks, Grab & Go Menu and the Deli Menu.

The Pod

In September 2019, QEHS was proud to announce the arrival of the latest food outlet “The Pod”. Continuing to work in partnership with our catering providers Innovate, this facility has a great choice of Grab and Go items for purchase at break, lunch and after school (after October half term). See Grab & Go Menu and the Deli Menu.

Already proving popular, the Pod has taken some pressure off waiting times in our existing areas, allowing students to enjoy extra free time at break and lunch. The Pod will be the only outlet open to purchase food after school (with an alternative after school menu) and is ideally located for quick access to the bus waiting area.

The meal deal option is £2.30 for a hot pizza wrap or deli sub roll, with shortbread or flapjack.


Innovate by name and nature. Food choice, flexibility, quality and speed are at the heart of what we do. Inspired by the best and most fashionable high street concepts, we pride ourselves on fusing fantastic quality food with queue busting speed to allow students to enjoy more time with their friends. By engaging with and listening to our customers, we provide tailored menus that can be enjoyed throughout the day

Free School Meals

For information on Free Schools Meals and how to apply, please visit The Lincolnshire County Council website, which can be found here.