Our catering service is run entirely in-house. A copy of our lunch menu can be found below.
From September 2021 all classes have returned to eating their lunches in the dining halls. To support a positive lunchtime experience for our pupils we have introduced family dining at the Broadway Site where children sit around the table, much like they would at home and take the opportunity over lunch to talk together, serve each other and communicate with staff. The main meal is served to children at their tables with our older children taking the responsibility of serving themselves the vegetables, salad and bread from the centre of the table. All classes give thanks to God for the food they eat by saying Grace before they enter the dining hall. They give thanks to the catering staff by:
Waiting patiently for their meal
Using “please” when requesting their meal
Saying “thank you” when their meal is served
Keeping a tidy area around their plate
Communicating quietly and politely with others sitting at their table
We have been thrilled with the positive response to our family dining and our lunch halls are a calm place where pupils and staff enjoy dining together and chatting over a shared meal.
The school council gathers views about school lunches each year and offers suggestions for improvements to our catering team, which are made accordingly.
Menus and Suppliers
Our menus meet and exceed the standards laid down by the School Food Trust. We use seasonal vegetables, fresh food, and fair-trade products where possible and ensure there are always at least two options – including a vegetarian option. The large majority of pupils and staff enjoy a school lunch together every day and dining is seen as an important part of our community. A copy of our menu can be found below.
A school meal costs £2.40 per day. Children receive a free school meal up to the end of Year 2.
School lunches must be paid in advance via ParentPay. To avoid parents accumulating a debt with the school we do not allow lunch debt to build to more than £20 and families with a debt of more than £20 will be asked to provide a packed lunch for their child until the debt is cleared.
We cater for pupils with allergies. If you have any additional requests, please get in touch with our school chef via the office – the catering team is always willing and eager to help adapt menus to suit individual needs.
Free School Meals
Free school meals are available to all eligible pupils from Reception through to Year 6. If you are a low income family and you think you may be eligible for means tested free school meals please email Demi Grant-Sinclair, a member of our admin team, on firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can process an application for you.
If you are providing a packed lunch for your child please remember that we are a nut free school and parents should be mindful of other allergies that children may have in their child’s class. We ask that parents pack a healthy lunch for their child which does not include sweets or chocolate bars. If you are struggling for ideas for packing your lunch the NHS Change4life website has some helpful ideas.