School meals

School meals are cooked on the premises by the cook and her staff.  Meals are eaten in the dining area with the exception of our younger pupils and those in our multi-sensory pathway.  A cafeteria system is in operation whereby meals are collected from the serving hatch. Pupils are supported by their class staff, so that appropriate behaviour and communication skills can be developed.  There is a simple choice menu whereby pupils can choose from a variety of dishes.  A written example of the menus can be provided on request.  Medical or cultural dietary needs can be catered for.  The speech therapist advises staff on feeding programmes where necessary.  The school is part of a scheme which encourages children to choose healthier options for lunch.  It is also takes part in various health promoting activities provided locally or nationally.  The school also has the Food For Life Bronze award.  Younger children receive daily fresh fruit as part of a government scheme.  Another important scheme is Healthy Tuck whereby pupils are encouraged to eat healthy snacks at break time.  Crisps, chocolate, sugary drinks etc are actively discouraged.