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Nurture, through nutrition

We produce two menus per year, running a three-week rotation – one for autumn and one for spring. This allows us to use locally sourced seasonal produce, meaning the highest quality ingredients with minimal impact on the environment.

Each menu takes months of preparation working with suppliers to ensure the ingredients required to produce the food detailed on the menu not only meets with our standards but also has the correct specification details with regards to allergens.

Occasionally due to issues outside of our control such as a utility failure at a school site, staffing shortages or stock being in short supply we have to produce food that is somewhat different to the published menu.  However, our priority is always to ensure that children are fed with a nutritious meal at lunchtime.  On extremely rare occasions this may mean that jacket potatoes or sandwiches are the only main meal options available.

Where issues force our hand into producing food that is different to the published menu the Unit Catering Manager has a responsibility to inform the school of the alternative food they intend to serve that day so that it can be communicated to parents.  We are unable to offer refunds if the food served is different to the published menu due to issues outside of our control.

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Menus

New for Autumn 2023

We are introducing a specific gluten-free menu to offer more choice to those with dietary requirements.

Autumn Menu 1

Running w/c 6/11/23, 27/11/23, 18/12/24, 22/01/24, 19/02/24, 11/03/24

Monday

Pasta Bolognaise
Garlic Slice

BBQ Quorn Pitta Pockets [v]

Fruit Smoothie

Fresh Fruit Platter

Yogurts

Tuesday

BBQ Chicken Wrap
Potato Wedges
Sweetcorn

Roasted Vegetable Savoury Rice

Apple Pie & Custard

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Wednesday

Roasted Gammon
Roast Potatoes
Carrots, Peas

Veggie Sausages
Roast Potatoes
Carrots/Peas

Iced Sponge

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Thursday

Mini Sausage Yorkshires
Mashed Potatoes
Vegetable Medley

Vegetable Curry
& Rice [v]

Homebake – Carrot Cake

Fresh Fruit Platter

Yogurts

Friday

Fish Fingers
Chips
Baked Beans

Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Chips
Baked Beans [v]

Homebake – Chocolate Cookies

Fresh Fruit Platter

Yogurts

Available Daily: Home Baked Bread, Seasonal Salads

Autumn Menu 2

Running w/c 13/11/23, 4/12/23, 08/01/24, 29/01/24, 26/02/24, 18/03/24

Monday

Chicken Bites
Sliced Potatoes
Baked Beans

Vegetable Nuggets
Sliced Potatoes
Baked Beans

Homebake – Chocolate Surprise Cake with Chocolate Custard

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Tuesday

BBQ Pulled Pork Pitta
Mixed Salad
Herb Diced Potatoes

Macaroni Cheese
Mixed Salad

Homebake – Lemon Drizzle Cake

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Wednesday

Roast Chicken
Roast Potatoes
Broccoli & Cauliflower

Vegan Sausage Roll
Roast Potatoes
Broccoli & Cauliflower

Chocolate Ice Cream Sponge

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Thursday

Chili & Rice

Cheese & Potato Pie
Baked Beans

Homebake – Vanilla Cookie

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Friday

Cod Fish Stars
Chips
Peas

Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Chips
Peas

Homebake – Fairy Cakes

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Available Daily: Home Baked Bread, Seasonal Salads

Autumn Menu 3

Running w/c 20/11/23, 11/12/23, 15/01/24, 05/02/24, 04/03/24, 25/03/24

Monday

Bangers & Mash
With Gravy
Sweetcorn

Vegetable Hamburger
Sweetcorn
Potato Wedges

Dinky Donuts
With Chocolate Dip

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Tuesday

Chicken Curry
with Rice

Cheese Panini with Roasted Vegetables

Homebake – Manchester Tart

Fresh Fruit Platter

Wednesday

Roast Beef
Roast Potatoes
Carrots
Green Beans

Tomato Pasta Bake
Carrots
Green Beans

Homebake – Oat Cookies

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Thursday

All Day Breakfast
Hash Round

Veggie All day breakfast
Hash Round

Homebake – Chocolate Orange Brownie & Custard

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Friday

Jumbo Fish Finger
Chips
Baked Beans

Cheese & Tomato Pizza
Chips
Baked Beans

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Sponge

Fresh Fruit Platter
Yogurts

Available Daily: Home Baked Bread, Seasonal Salads

The proof is in the...

4 pupils smiling, showing their school lunches to camera

Nutritional information

All our meals are compliant with the government’s school foods standards, designed to help children develop healthy eating habits and ensure that they have the energy and nutrition they need to get the most from their whole school day.

Allergen information is available for each menu item for parents to review, but we also encourage our Unit Catering Managers to work with parents to discuss dietary requirements to ensure each child can be catered for safely. Allergen management is something we take very seriously. All staff must complete and pass a ‘Natasha’s Law’ training module as part of their induction, and ongoing refresher training is provided to all catering staff. Each time a new menu is published there is a thorough process that takes place to identify any allergens in the new recipes. We can also cater for special dietary requirements such as including gluten-free options, which we know is important to your school and pupils. We have experience of working with children on the autistic spectrum (ASD) and make extra efforts to ensure an inclusive approach for all pupils within the service.

Download our Allergen/Traffic light information

FAQs

Explore our general FAQ section where we answer the most frequent queries and offer insights into our dedicated services.

What types of meals do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of meals to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. From classic options like fish and chips to vegetarian choices, there’s something for everyone. We also provide gluten-free options.

How do you ensure food safety and hygiene?

Food safety and hygiene are our top priorities. Our kitchen staff are fully trained in food safety protocols, and we strictly adhere to all government guidelines. All our meals are prepared in a clean and hygienic environment, and we undergo regular inspections to maintain our high standards.

What measures are in place for children with food allergies?

We take food allergies very seriously. All our meals are clearly labelled with allergen information. We also offer allergen-free meal options and can create custom meals for children with specific dietary needs. Please make sure to inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions when signing up for our catering services. our allergen documentation can be downloaded on our mens page

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