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School Lunches and Healthy Schools

Welcome to the page about our 5* rated school lunch facility.  Our kitchen staff strive to ensure that the best food is delivered to our children at a budgeted and value for money deal.  We have theme days and also invite parents in to eat lunch with their children.  Many staff also have school lunches every day.  The Academy follows the School Food Standards which are designed to make it easier for school cooks to create imaginative, flexible and nutritious menus. The new standards include:

•  1 or more portions of vegetables or salad as an accompaniment every day
•  at least 3 different fruits, and 3 different vegetables each week
•  an emphasis on wholegrain foods in place of refined carbohydrates
•  an emphasis on making water the drink of choice: 
•  limiting fruit juice portions to 150mls
•  restricting the amount of added sugars or honey in other drinks to 5%
•  no more than 2 portions a week of food that has been deep fried, batter coated, or breadcrumb coated

•  no more than 2 portions of food which include pastry each week 

ALL Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 children are entitled to a free school meal every day through the UFSM initiative.  If your circumstances are such that you would normally claim for Free School Meals (different scheme), then please ring 0116 3056588 to register.

The menu is varied and always has several options so that all children's tastes are catered for.  We also cater for all dietary requirements and the menu states all the allergens that are contained within the food.

Every 12 months we carry out a survey with parents to seek their views about school lunches, bad and good and also to get ideas for menu options. 

The school and Nursery are currently working towards Food for Life Bronze Award and the school has Healthy School status which is being reviewed at the moment.  

In school at breaktimes we offer healthy snacks for the children to purchase. 

Please see below for our current school menus with the relevant allergens indicated.  A key to the allergens is also below.  The Nursery have a slightly adapted menu.

13 Oct 2016, 02:42