Derbyshire Catering Service is looking forward to welcoming more pupils into school from September. We recognise the dining experience will need to be flexible in line with social distancing so have created some new menu options.
The school environment and the dining room experience is going to be very different for pupils, and we recognise all schools will have different requirements. Therefore we have created two additional flexible menus, which can be served as a take away option, one cold one hot. These menus take into account that meals may not be served in our usual cafeteria style and may need to be transported to a classroom or other area for service.
Please see the attached downloads below for more information alongside the two menu options available.
We are very fortunate to run our own cooking kitchen unlike many other schools in Derbyshire which have meals sent in vans. Our school cook prepares delicious and healthy hot meals every day.
The menus are carefully planned by a team of experienced people who consider the popularity of dishes, the season, the work load, cost and quality. An important part of the menu planning is to ensure that the nutritional content meets one third of the recommended daily requirement for children and all the menus are analysed by a Community Dietician before they are sent to schools.
The lunch consists of two courses with a choice of main or vegetarian meal, vegetables or salad and potatoes, pasta etc. depending on the menu, and for pudding, a choice of assorted fresh fruit or pudding of the day. In addition, as part of the meal, children may choose a drink.
The current cost for a school dinner £2.20 per day. (This price was increased by 10p in September 2020) All children in reception and KS1 receive a free school meal each day. Payment for school meals is via our cashless school meal system.
Adult meals will cost £3.00 This will be the price for a parent meal on our Parent/Carer Days.
Further information about eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Derbyshire County Council Website
Space and supervision are available for those children who prefer to bring sandwich meals from home with a bottle of water to drink.
As a member of the Health Promoting Schools initiative we encourage children to eat healthily. If your child brings in a sandwich meal, please avoid crisps and chocolate. Fresh fruit and yogurts are a healthy alternative.