The Schools province a balanced diet on a daily basis with fresh ingredients, freshly cooked daily on site with a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats , fresh fruit and vegetables including oily fish as we feel that a good balanced diet helps to provide better health and well been for the pupils to achieve better academically while in the classroom. Menus are based on a 4-week cycle for lunch and supper to ensure a good variety of meal through the school day. Nursery and Lower key stage children received milk daily, a morning & afternoon snack and we also offer a tea option, in addition to thisk, Junior school and Nursery food is produced with no additional salt, limited sugars and fats.
Local suppliers such as King Cliffe bakery, fowlers free range egg and priory eggs are regular suppliers to the school, the fresh fruit and vegetables are delivered from Norfolk and local produce is ordered when in season.
Dietary requirements are very important part of production on a daily basis we cater for gluten, dairy free and vegan students, we also will provide catering for other key dietary needs – for example: medical reasons diabetes, FODMAP diet and many others. For children with eating disorders, we liaise with the parents and pupil to arrange meals that are suitable and encourage them to enjoy meal times.
Catering In Numbers
We serve on average 272,000 lunches per year – 47,600 boarders’ breakfast and supper giving a yearly figure of 367,200 meals per year.