Active minds and bodies need regular refuelling – so we provide our children with plenty of yummy, home-cooked food along with all the ideas they chew over.
There are hot veggie and non-veggie options for lunch daily, along with a variety of cold treats – although pre-prep pupils don’t get cold food in the autumn and spring terms. Think sweet chilli chicken, burritos, falafel, roasts, curries, crisp veg, crunchy salads (which you can mix and match with cheese, bacon, tuna and more), sticky puds (with custard, of course), brownies, cheesecake, lots of fruit, home-made yoghurt, jellies and more.
Then there’s more fruit, home-made cakes, biscuits and savoury snacks (our sausage rolls are extraordinarily popular) to fill any gaps at break or before sport.
We liven up the menus with occasional specials, such as a Wimbledon-inspired lunch or our one-off menu for Ghana Day, a cupcake competition, a summer picnic and Christmas lunch, as well as dishes to tie in with particular events.
“I love the lunch because it is healthy and delicious. The best pudding is chocolate gooey cookies!” Hetty
To make sure your meals at home don’t clash with the ones we are providing, we put a weekly menu on the noticeboard and in the parents’ area of the website. Staff eat with the children every day and can tell you what your child has had for lunch.
We also like to keep things green with minimal waste. We’ve introduced of waste food composting across the school and use shredded paper and peelings in our garden compost bins.
A food committee, which includes two volunteer parents and two Year 6 pupils, meets each term to make suggestions and help our catering manager think up new ideas.