Children in the Nursery Class and Pre-Prep, have a hot lunch every day between 12 and 12.30pm. They have their lunch first, before the rest of the Prep School. The Teacher and Teaching Assistant sit and eat their meals with just the Nursery Class. This means that your child is eating well and healthily, and they learn about the food, its origins and nutritional value, all while learning good table manners.
Our meals are freshly prepared on site by our caterers. The chefs not only cook the dishes but then go on to serve the meals directly to the children. They get to understand what they enjoy and encourage healthy and adventurous eating habits. The recipes are meticulously planned with controlled fat, salt and sugar content so the children benefit from a healthy diet.
Our caterers are extremely good at dealing with any individual dietary requirements that you child may have. We cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, dairy-free, lactose-free, monosodium glutamate free pupils to mention a few.
Prior to your child’s start date, you would be welcome to meet with the catering team to discuss any specific needs in detail. We will then use this information to draw up a bespoke plan for child. It is important to us that children with specific allergies feel safe from an offending food type.
Food is sourced as locally as possible and freshly provided by suppliers.
We have a three-week menu which rotates throughout the term. We offer balanced meals including a choice of a hot cooked meat or vegetable dish with a selection of freshly cooked vegetables, potatoes, pasta or rice, a salad bar, jacket potatoes, homemade bread and a variety of puddings and fresh fruit.
Alongside a daily hot lunch, healthy refreshments such as sandwiches and fruit are given to the children at break times and at the end of the day. It gives the children a chance to refuel, socialise together and power through to home time.