Meals are prepared freshly every day in our school kitchen. The children choose and order their lunches at the start of the school day.
On the tables, the children can all choose from a bread basket and selection of salad to accompany their meals. Our lunchtime routines are planned to help the children take responsibility for their food choices and develop their social skills, of sharing and helping each other, as they eat.
We encourage children to develop healthy eating habits during school dinner times. The daily menu includes a ‘treat’ pudding option; where a child has not eaten much or any of their main meal, we will be encourage them to choose a healthier fruit or yogurt option for pudding. Hopefully everyone will enjoy their main course but what we don’t want to happen is a child to start the afternoon after only eating a pudding!
** Update **
We would like to advise you that with effect from September 2019 a new catering contractor will be providing the meal service for all schools in the Olympus Academy Trust. After undertaking a competitive tender Taylor Shaw have been awarded the Trust-wide catering contract which will commence service in term 1. A leaflet from Taylor Shaw introducing themselves and their food offering is here.
With effect from 1st September 2019 the school meal price for all primary children who are not eligible for free school meals will be £2.20 and this price will be guaranteed for 3 years. All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal so please do take up this entitlement. The new menus will be available on the school website over the summer. A new payment and meal booking system will be introduced and details of how this will work will be sent out before term starts in September. We are working with our current caterers and Taylor Shaw with regard to any dinner money held on parental accounts on the current system and we will let you know if this will be transferred or refunded.
In the meantime, if you have any queries with regard to the new meal service please contact the school office in the first instance.
Parents are regularly invited to come and share the primary lunch time experience with the children.
We provide some local produce in our school meals, which helps support the local community and also cuts down on food miles. The following produce is sourced from within a 40 mile radius of South Gloucestershire:
- Potatoes and carrots from Duchy Home Farm – Tetbury, Gloucester
- Fresh Beef and Pork from Ensors – Cinderford
- Poultry from Freemans of Newent – Usk Vale Poultry – Monmouthshire
- Eggs from Manor Farm – Burnett
- Cheese from Alvis Bros – Lye Cross Farm – Redhill, Bristol
- Marshfield Biscuits from Marshfield Bakery – Marshfield Nr Chippenham
- Ice Cream from Marshfield Farm – Marshfield Nr Chippenham
The service is accredited with ISO14001 for its Environmental Management System. We recycle where possible cooking oil, paper, tins and vegetable waste for compost.
All infant pupils are offered lunches free of charge.