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. HC3S recently visited to mark their 30th Anniversary by presenting our school gardeners with commemorative herbs and wild flower seeds, in recognition of the excellent collaboration between our school kitchen and our school gardens.
To find out more about school lunches, follow the link below to the Hampshire Catering website, or ask at the school office.