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 Bluebird Nursery 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 Nursery and Reception 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 yoghurt's 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. Parents have the opportunity to sample our fare and those who have joined us at lunchtime have been very complimentary about the quality and variety of food on offer!


WEEKLY SCHOOL MENU
6th November - 10th December 2021

Denotes meal available for EYFS children
  Snack Lunch Dessert
Monday

Morning snack
Fruit selection banana, pear, apple
 
Afternoon snack
Crunchy red apple fruit crisps

Main
Fusilli pasta with tomato & mascarpone cheese sauce
Jacket potatoes
Vegetable korma
Warm salad of artichoke, sundried tomatoes & fig on a bed of quinoa & rocket


Side
Baked beans
Cauliflower & broccoli
Only EYFS - Mixed salad

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit
Tuesday

Morning snack
Fruit selection banana, pear, apple
 
Afternoon snack
Maryland cookies

Main
Sausage rolls
Chicken breasts with roasted root vegetables
Mushroom, lentil & double potato jumble


Side
Potato wedges
Sweetcorn

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit


Chocolate sponge
Chocolate sauce
Wednesday

Morning snack
Fruit selection banana, pear, apple

 

Afternoon snack
PFreshly filled rolls, cheese, or ham

Main
Chicken goujons
Roast lamb & mint sauce
Cider braised vegetables with oaty crumble
Parmentier potatoes


Side
Carrots & courgettes
Salad bar

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit


Strawberry cheesecake
Thursday Morning snack
Fruit selection banana, pear, apple  


Afternoon snack
Cheddars

Main
Smoky beef casserole with black eyed beans
Roasted cod with paella & saffron olive oil
Tuscan pasta bake


Side
New potatoes
Tenderstem broccoli

Salad bar
Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit


Homemade rocky road
Friday

Morning snack
Fruit selection banana, pear, apple

Afternoon snack
Homemade cookie

Main
Breaded haddock
Poached haddock
Shepherds pie with couscous topping
Squash pilaf with broad beans & dill


Side
Chipped potatoes
Garden peas

Salad bar
Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit


Apple crumble & cream