Healthy Eating 


We are committed to ensuring that every child at St Margaret's enjoys a delicious, nutritious and balanced meal each day. The lunch menu is imaginatively varied and all food is freshly prepared and cooked by our own catering staff, led by an experienced Catering Manager.

Every child from Reception through to Year 6 dine with their peers and a member of staff in the main school Dining Room situated at St Mary’s. Children in our Bluebird Nursery  enjoy ‘family dining’ and are served their meals at the table by Early Years catering staff. Pupils in Years 1 and 2 are encouraged to make their own choices and in order to support this, a slightly reduced menu is offered to make decision-making a little easier! In the Prep Department we operate a ‘cafeteria’ system, where children are offered at least three choices of hot meals, as well as an extremely well stocked salad bar. Fruit salad and yoghurts are available every day, plus an alternative dessert.
 

There are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options available every day and other special dietary requirements are well catered for. The day's menu can include anything from beef bourguignon and teriyaki salmon to chicken with mango and coconut or lentil and mushroom cottage pie. 

The menu below gives an idea of what might be offered within a week. For our current parents who are looking for this week's menu, please check the latest edition of the e-bulletin. 


WEEKLY SCHOOL MENU - SAMPLE

Denotes meal available for EYFS children. All desserts are available as an option for EYFS.
  Snack Lunch Dessert
Monday

Morning snack
Fruit selection
Banana, Pear, Apple

Afternoon snack
'Yo-Yo' fruit roll

Main
Filled pasta with tomato sauce
Chicken Kiev
Carrot & lentil stew

Side
Broccoli
New potatoes

Selection of yogurts
Fresh fruit

English strawberries
Tuesday

Morning snack
Fruit selection
Banana, Pear, Apple
 
Afternoon snack
Flapjack

Main
Stir-fried chicken & vegetable rice
Summer lamb stew
Butternut squash & Quorn chilli

Side
Carrots
50/50 brown & white rice
New potatoes

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit selection

Mango cheesecake
Wednesday

Morning snack
Fruit selection: Banana, Pear, Apple

Afternoon snack

Sausage rolls

Main
Shepherd’s pie
White fish tagine & couscous
Fish fingers
Vegetable tagine

Side
Mixed fresh vegetables
New potatoes
 

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit selection

Apple & Blackberry Crumble
Custard
Thursday Morning snack
Fruit selection Banana, Pear, Apple

Afternoon snack
Pom Bears
Main
Roast pork & apple sauce
Roast beef & Yorkshire pudding
Veggie roast

Side
Roast potatoes
Spring cabbage & baton carrots
Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit selection

Chocolate cake with crunchy topping                                
Friday

Morning snack
Fruit selection Banana, Pear, Apple

Afternoon snack
Mini Danish pastries

Main
Chicken goujons
Ham & cheese crown
Cheese & tomato quiche

Side
Sweet potato fries
Baked beans

Power packed rainbow lunch
Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit selection

Jelly