Food Preparation and Nutrition

Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and rewarding subject.  Pupils will learn how to select a nutritious diet and achieve a healthy lifestyle in line with current government guidelines.  At the same time, they will learn the skills which will enable them to make a wide range of delicious dishes.  They will also acquire an understanding of food safety and hygiene, how to prepare, cook and present dishes and these are  valuable lessons which they will use throughout their lives. 

All pupils study Food Preparation and Nutrition.  Pupils learn a wide range of practical and organisation skills enabling them to produce      high-quality food products which meet nutritional targets and promote good health.  House competitiions are organised throughout the year.


Our GCSE course builds upon the work previously carried out in Years 7 to 9.  Pupils will work with a range of foods to experience first-hand the working characteristics and processing techniques used when designing and making food products. As well as developing a sound knowledge and a wide range of practical skills, there will be opportunities for investigation of recipe ideas, experimentation, testing and exploration using IT.

Please click here to find out more about our GCSE option. 

Our Facilities

The Food Preparation and Nutrition Department boasts:

  • A theory room available for practice demonstrations with networked computers for all pupils to research and produce coursework
  • A conveyor oven that facilitates the use of Computer-Aided Machinery as used in the food industry
  • An outstanding library of recipe and research books
  • A practical room with a demonstration bench and individual work stations, fully stocked with utensils and a selection of contemporary gadgets necessary for a wide range of culinary activities
  • House competitions including the Edible Christmas Decoration 
  • Excursions including one to the Hilton London Docklands
  • Twice-weekly cooking clubs after school
  • Whole school competitions such as The Great Royal Russell Bake Off and MasterChef Challenge.

Royal Russell Bake Off Competition