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Catering

Recent years have seen an increased interest in the content and nutritional standard of school meals, and the pioneering work of Jamie Oliver has led to a national awareness of the importance of diet to our children's health, and the vital role school catering plays.

At The Grange, our catering facilities are fully compliant with the new Government Nutritional Standards which came into effect from 2006. For more information, visit www.dfes.gov.uk.

We're pleased to report that our menus also comply with the even stricter demands of the pupils! At the Junior School, whilst pizza and sausages still remain firm favourites, these dishes are only served as an occasional treat. The menu is balanced with a number of new exciting recipes and the firm traditional favourites. Themed events, such as ‘Fruity Friday' (where we serve a selection of fresh and exotic fruit) are a good way to find out what is popular and encourage children to try something new.

At the Senior School it is not compulsory to purchase school food. Pupils can bring a packed lunch from home if they wish, though the majority continue to make the most of what the school provides. From 7.30am to 8.30am each morning toast, bacon and sausage baps are available at The Senior School canteen. At lunchtime there is something for every taste and need, whether pupils are in a hurry to get to an enrichment activity or can take time to eat with friends.

Each day there is a choice of at least three hot meals (including one vegetarian option) and this is supplemented by a very popular Pasta Bar (good for those in a hurry), a well-stocked Salad Bar and a selection of sandwiches and rolls. Fresh fruit is always on the menu, and food is planned to ensure that what is on offer is well-balanced and nutritious. Chips only appear on the menu once per fortnight!

As a team we are committed to providing the highest standards of cuisine, produced by using exemplary methods of food hygiene and safety, and delivered in a caring, patient fashion.

Kath Marston
Head of Catering

Junior School weekly menus and schedule

To download the weekly menu planner for the Junior School please click here.

Junior School menus are available to view here.