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School Lunches

Our School Lunches are provided through the Hampshire Catering Service, HC3S.  Our cook, Mrs Angela Weston and her team serve a variety of well balanced and tasty meals which are cooked on site in our own kitchen. 

Children in their first three years at primary school (EYFS and Key Stage 1) are provided with a school lunch free of charge as part of the Government’s ‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’ initiative.  

Our school meals are very popular with the children in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and roast dinners, pizzas and fish and chips probably top the favourites list at the moment!  The children are given opportunities to review the menus – our School Council was recently asked to explore alternative options for baked potato fillings, which they then reported back to Mrs Weston.  We also enjoy special themed meals linked to our school events.  These include our special French menu on ‘Bastille Day’, and of course the all important Christmas Lunch.  

An important feature of school meals at Andrews’ Endowed is that we like our children to know where their food comes from.  We have a strong tradition of school gardening at our school, and much of what is grown and harvested makes its way into the school kitchen.  Mrs Weston takes delivery of the crops from the children, and then she incorporates the produce into the menus, letting the children know which recipes she has used them in.  ON their 30th Anniversary HC3s presented our school gardeners with commemorative herbs and wild flower seeds, in recognition of the excellent collaboration between our school kitchen and our school gardens.   

Hampshire Catering HC3S

  

HC3S, Your Award-Winning School Caterer

With over 30 years of school catering experience, our successful ethos is to provide healthy, local, responsible sourced food that children love. Our tasty, freshly cooked, nutritious dishes help your children flourish and reach their potential. As part of a balanced diet, our lunches provide a third of a child’s daily calorie intake, to aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play.

We know that providing award winning meals isn’t enough and so, at HC3S we go that step further, by helping schools and the wider community to encourage children, parents, carers to live healthy lifestyles and think sustainably.

That’s why both our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and healthy eating/lunchbox sessions, the later in collaboration we Public Health England, are fun, engaging and available in your area. Our added value ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ resources help teachers educate children in an innovative, food related fashion that cuts across the curriculum.

Where opportunity arise, and in a Covid safe environment, we bring live cooking and food related workshops to the classrooms. Sometimes, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations, outside of the classroom, creating sensory filled memorable experiences.

Celebrate with us throughout the academic year as we support, VegPower’s Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign encouraging children to eat more vegetables, Nutrition and Hydration Week and National School Meals Week; key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.

Our menus are found at the following link: 

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s/education-catering/menu-primary

Does your child need a medical special diet to eat lunch at school? If so, you need to create an account to register your child for a medical special diet.

Once you have created your account, we will be able to review your medical evidence with our NHS dietician in order to devise an adapted menu for your child’s school lunch.

Living with allergies comes with its own set of rules so when it comes to food, as education caterers, we want to make this as easy as possible for you as a family. Our staff are trained in food safety and regularly update their skills on allergens. We never underestimate the dangers of food allergies and intolerances and that’s why we work hard to get it right. More details can be found Special diets |