At the Highfield schools we value healthy eating and encourage our children to make informed choices about what they eat. Our caterers, Harrison Catering, are passionate about providing nutritional, tasty food, which is locally sourced, of high quality and the majority of which is prepared in our kitchen using fresh ingredients.
Menus are based on seasonal fresh foods offering a choice of hot, homemade dishes, one of which is always vegetarian.
The menus run in line with the seasons and they offer a three week cycle three times per year which is advertised at the beginning of each school term. They also offer regular promotional days, parent/carer lunches and themed events in line with school curriculum and to keep our children excited about food.
Lunchtime is an important part of our children's social development and a good opportunity to practise their social skills. We encourage our children to be independent and each child collects a tray and lines up at the server to choose from the daily options. Jugs of water are available on each table for the children to pour drinks for themselves and for their friends.
We fully support the government initiative of Universal Infant Free School Meals and have a very high uptake for school lunches. UIFSM is available to all children in our Infants school; when children progress to the Junior school meals are then chargeable except where families qualify for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals.
If your child has any dietary requirements you can contact Sonia Redhead, Manager Client Services at Harrison, 07717 896946.