What children eat is an important part of their learning experience; health and progress stem from their eating habits which are established in their formative years at primary school.
We believe we have a responsibility to assist with the education process through the provision of healthy, wholesome and enjoyable foods – which also meet the ethnic and where possible the dietary requirements of pupils.
Our experience in feeding children in Warwickshire schools is extensive and we focus on continual improvement to ensure that they enjoy their lunchtime meal as well as providing value for the price of the meal.
- Primary schools
- Secondary schools
- Special educational needs schools
- Nutritional guidelines
If you would like your child to have school meals, please contact your school directly.
Free school meals – find out about free school meals, check if you are able to receive them, and apply online.
The cost of school meals is set by each school. Please contact your school to find out how much they charge for meals.
Special promotional menus
Coming up later this term a celebratory lunch to mark Father’s Day and an American diner lunch menu for American Independence Day on the 4th July, more details to follow.
Please note not all schools offer all promotions, and some offer promotions on different dates.
Please check with your child’s school for availability.
Food and Ingredients
Locally sourced ingredients include; fresh fruit and vegetables, organic milk, free range eggs, yoghurts and meats that come from Warwickshire and neighbouring counties.
The high quality of our ingredients means that all our meat is British Farm Assured and comes from farms with high standards of animal welfare. Our minced beef, meat grills and pork meatballs are all organic and we use fully sustainable and traceable whole fish fillet products Our next 3 weekly menu cycle begins with Week One commencing Monday 23rd November 2015.
Some schools offer additional menu items such as cold choices and filled jacket potatoes, alongside their hot lunch menu.
Vegetarian (v) choices are shown on the menus.
Our new menu starts with Week 1 on Monday 9th May 2016
The cook at your child’s school has information regarding the allergen content of dishes and products on our menu. If you are unsure please contact a member of the catering team at the school for assistance.
Halal alternatives are available in selected schools as appropriate – contact your child’s school for more information.
Some menu items may change to meet customer preferences by agreement with individual schools.
Easy read version of the menus
How the service is offered
The menu for secondary schools is based on a ‘cash cafeteria’ style service – where pupils can choose from individually priced food items.
- information on the dining experience in Warwickshire secondary schools.
Breakfast is offered in some schools and a morning break service is available in all schools. Meal choices may vary according to local arrangements.
Promotions and meal deals
Tasty new gourmet brioche burgers are on offer throughout April, followed by a fiesta of Mexican breakfast burritos in May. Join us for a Summer of sport promotions throughout June and July to mark the Euro 2016 football tournament and Wimbledon tennis championships.
The menu in each school is based on a choice style service and varies according to pupil preferences. Pupils, teachers, parents, carers and other health professionals have been instrumental in developing these menus. For information about the current menu choice please contact your child’s school.
Our menus match the Nutritional Standards set by the Government and we seek to enable pupils to learn to choose food wisely and achieve a balanced diet.
Our menus contain:
- Less fat – we use polyunsaturated pure vegetable oil for cooking, and oven bake foods in preference to frying.
- Less sugar – we have reduced the sugar content in our recipes.
- Less salt – we use the minimum amount of salt in our recipes and do not place salt on the dining tables.
- More fibre – we have increased the fibre in our menus through the use of wholemeal bread and flour, pasta, fresh fruit and vegetable crudités and other items enriched in fibre.
Good Egg Award
The Good Egg Awards have celebrated companies who are using only cage-free eggs or egg products, or committing to do so by 2012. This program works by recognising and rewarding producers, manufacturers, food service, retailers and public bodies for working in a sustainable and responsible way.
The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together we are revolutionising school meals, reconnecting children and young people with where their food comes from, and inspiring families to grow and cook food.