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 yogurts 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
27th September - 1st October 2021
  Snack Lunch Dessert
Monday

Morning snack
Fruit selection
Banana, Pear, Apple
 
Afternoon snack
Pom bears

Main
Filled pasta with tomato sauce
Cheese & onion quiche
Carrot & lentil stew

Side
New potatoes
Broccoli

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit
Tuesday

Morning snack
Fruit selection
Banana, Pear, Apple
 
Afternoon snack
Tuc cheese crackers

Main
Cottage pie
Stir-fried chicken & vegetable rice
Butternut squash chilli

Side
50/50 brown & white rice
Carrots

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit

Passion fruit & banana Eton mess
Wednesday

Morning snack
Fruit selection banana, pear, apple

 

Afternoon snack
Cheese & biscuits

Main
Paprika roast chicken with potatoes & peppers
White fish tagine & Couscous
Fish fingers
Veggie moussaka

Side
New potatoes
Mixed fresh vegetables

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit

Apple & blackberry crumble & Cream
Thursday

Morning snack
Fruit selection banana, pear, apple

Afternoon snack
Popcorn

Main
Roast beef & Yorkshire pudding
Coq au vin
Mushroom & lentil bake

Side
Roast potatoes
Fresh green beans

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit

Sticky toffee pudding & Custard
Friday

Morning snack
Fruit selection banana, pear, apple

Afternoon snack
Flapjack

Main
Matchday beef shortcrust pie
Chicken goujons
Vegetable Spring tart

Side
Mashed potatoes
Cauliflower

Selection of yoghurts
Fresh fruit

Jelly