At Hextable Primary School, we can provide hot lunches, cooked on site in our own kitchen. The meals will continue to be free for all infant children and will remain at £2.53 per day for junior children. When the system is up and running, children will have the flexibility of choosing school dinners on the day they wish, until that time children will need to have dinner every day of the week and cash payment will need to be made in full by the end of Thursday on the preceding week at the junior office. Sadly, Independent Catering will not be able to provide a meal if payment has not been made in advance.
If your child has a packed lunch, please provide them with a healthy balanced meal. Please do not include fizzy drinks or sweets. Due to allergies, packed lunches should not include nuts - we are a 'nut-free' school.
Independent Catering - School Dinners
This year, we are excited to have appointed 'Independent Catering' to provide school dinners! Independent Catering are a small company focused on providing your child with freshly prepared, healthy meals that will help your children reach their five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
They're also committed to using honest, local produce which means that meat served can be traced back to the farm and meets or exceeds UK animal welfare standards. Many of the vegetables used have been sourced locally which reduces the environmental impact of your children’s lunches. What’s more, all ingredients used in meals are free from additives, artificial trans fats and GMOs, and most of the food is freshly prepared by trained chefs. Avoiding processed foods mean that the chef knows exactly what’s going in to the food they are preparing, and it will also ensure that children can connect the food they are eating to where it came from.
They recognise that menus are inclusive of cultural needs and dietary requirements, so every child is catered for on our lunch menus.
For more information about sourcing of food, click here to access their food provenance.
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Menus: Sept 2023 - July 2024
Click here for Term 3 menus
Our lovely kitchen staff on pirate lunch day