Our school meals will now be provided by Aspens and are cooked on site by Anthony Crane and his team.
Anthony and his team provide excellent quality meals in line with the Government’s nutrient and nutritional values, and they can serve up to 250 meals in any one day.
Menus change twice a year, so there is an Autumn/Winter menu which starts in September and a Spring/Summer menu which starts after February half-term. Meals are served on a three-week rotation.
Meals for all children up until the end of Year 2 are provided free as part of the Government’s Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) programme.
Children in these year groups will also be offered a free packed lunch if they are out on an educational visit or sporting event over the lunch period.
All meals for children in the Juniors are priced at £2.50 which represents value for money.
Ordering and Payment
School meals will now need to be ordered in advance via Aspens Select ordering service which can be accessed via the button below:
As an academy, we have a responsibility to help children learn to eat healthily. Academy provided meals can often be healthier than packed lunches as they include vegetables and fruit, and avoid confectionery and snacks that are often found in packed lunches provided from home.
We have a policy for packed lunches so that we can ensure that all children eat a healthy and nutritious lunch. We understand that while some children already have a fairly healthy packed lunch, for others it will mean making significant changes to what you include in your child’s packed lunch.
If you would like to find out more about the school meals provided by Norse please click here to view their website, where you can find information about nutritional values, allergens, special diets, and much, much more – they also have a monthly recipe feature too!
School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS)
All children in Reception and KS1 are entitled to receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day as part of the Government’s School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS). This is eaten at morning break time.
This provides one of their 5 A DAY portions, and the scheme also helps to increase awareness of the importance of eating fruit and vegetables, encouraging healthy eating habits that can be carried into later life.
Teachers find that distributing the fruit in class groups helps to encourage a sharing, calm, social time. It also encourages the children to try different fruit and vegetables.
The fruit and vegetables are delivered to schools three times a week to ensure freshness. Depending on the season, there is a choice of:
- easy-peel citrus fruits, such as satsumas