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Catering and Free School Meals

Catering and Free School Meals

Lunchtime is an important part of the school day. We encourage students to eat healthily from our food court or our 'cash ‘n’ dash' windows. Items are priced separately and a two course meal may be purchased at a very moderate cost. We also have a mid-morning break service.

We operate a cash-free biometric system; students use fingerprint recognition to deduct money from their accounts. Those who do not wish to use the biometric system are issued with an individual PIN. Student accounts can be topped up by students using cash machines in school or online by parents / carers through SCOpay.

Nutritional standards

There are two standards that we must comply with when providing school catering. The standards were developed following research showing that children were not making healthy food choices at lunchtime and that school meals did not meet their nutritional needs.

1. Food-based standards

They define the types of food which are no longer allowed or are restricted. Food that is high in fat, sugar or salt is replaced with more nutritious food and drinks, introduced to ensure nourishing food is served more frequently.

2. Nutrient-based standards

It is important that school lunches contain sufficient energy and micronutrients to promote good nutritional health in all students and to protect those who are nutritionally vulnerable.

The nutrient-based standards aim to make the food offered healthier by increasing the vitamin and mineral content and decreasing the fat, saturated fat, non-milk extrinsic sugars and sodium, (salt), content.

Click here for more information on the nutritional standards.

Lunch menus

Week 1

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Main meals

Chicken parmesan smothered in cheese sauce

Chicken chow mein

Roast pork loin with Yorkshire pudding

BBQ pulled beef wrap

Deep fried crispy cod with chips

Mexican style chilli-con-carne with rice and tortilla chips

Lasagne with side salad and garlic bread

Meatball melt sub

Homemade corned beef pie

Pork and leek sausages with onion gravy

Vegetarian option

Sweet tomato and basil spaghetti

Quorn korma with rice

Homemade cheese and onion pasty

Quorn stir fry

Spicy Bombay potatoes  with rice

Sweet

Traditional steamed syrup pudding

Apple and black cherry crumble

Traditional ginger cake with white sauce

Homemade chocolate crunch

Creamy rice pudding with jam sauce

 

Week 2

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Main meals

Minced beef with crispy dumplings

Mexican style sweet chilli chicken enchilada

Roast chicken with stuffing and Yorkshire pudding

Chinese style chicken curry with rice

Deep fried crispy cod with chips

Spicy paprika chicken strips served with soft noodles

Spaghetti bolognese

Pork and beef meatloaf with gravy

Homemade steak and onion pie

Breaded oven baked pizza chicken 

Vegetarian option

Macaroni cheese

Homemade quorn "chicken" pie

Spicy quorn chilli-con-carne with rice

Mexican style cheese, onion and tomato quesadilla

Vegetable spring rolls served with a Chinese curry sauce

Sweet

Iced rainbow sponge

Homemade chocolate chip and mandarin muffin

Homemade iced lemon cake

Traditional jam roly poly

Cornflake tart

Week 3

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Main meals

Beef casserole with a crispy dumpling

Chicken tikka masala curry with rice

Roast beef dinner and yorkshire pudding

Sweet and sour chicken with egg fried rice

Deep fried crispy cod with chips

Creamy chicken and bacon pasta bake

Homemade cheese burger with salad

Tandoori chicken wrap

Sausage plait

Grilled bacon chop with pineapple

Vegetarian option

Cheese, red onion and tomato quiche

Quorn lasagne with garlic bread

Cheese and onion pie

Spaghetti milanese  with salad

Homemade cheese and tomato pizza

Sweet

Traditional chocolate sponge

Traditional apple pie

Swiss roll

Sticky toffee pudding

Fruit and ice cream 

 

Week 4

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Main meals

Mini mixed grill - sausage, burger, bacon and tomato

Homemade chicken nuggets

Roast turkey with stuffing and yorkshire pudding

Chicken korma with rice

Deep fried crispy cod with chips

Macaroni bolognese

Spaghetti carbonara

BBQ pulled pork wrap

Mince beef and potato pie

BBQ chicken melt with cheese and crispy bacon

Vegetarian option

Vegetable burger

Mushroom korma and rice wrap

Cheese and tomato quiche with side salad

Sweet tomato pasta

Homemade cheese and tomato pizza

Sweet

Traditional iced orange sponge

Strawberry cheesecake

Toffee apple crumble

Chocolate fudge cake

Jam sponge

Also available daily:

  • Filled jacket potatoes

  • A selection of baguettes, sandwiches, wraps, and salads

  • Homemade soup with a roll

  • Pasta with homemade sauces

For food allergies or intolerances please speak to a member of our staff about your requirements before ordering.

Free School Meals

Your child may be entitled to receive Free School Meals (FSM) if you are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseeker's allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of less than £16,190)
  • Working tax credit run-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit
  • Universal credit

How to apply

To see if you are eligible, you can apply online here, call 01670 623592 or complete a paper application form, available from the school office.

Food hygiene rating

We have regular Environmental Health Inspections and we were recently given the best hygiene rating possible - 'very good'.