Food & Menus

Our Catering Team is headed up by Mrs Bailey, who has worked at Brabyns for over 10 years. She ensures that lunches at Brabyns are tasty, nutritious and a central point of the school day. Fundamental to our provision of fresh meals is the sourcing our meat, vegetables and fruit through local suppliers and to have the majority of our meals ‘home’ prepared and cooked on site.

The catering team’s attention to detail and knowledge of each and every pupil means that we can be in complete control of the amount of fat, sugar and salt in the recipes we use to prepare the meals for the Brabyns children. In addition, each day the children have access to bread, fruit, yoghurt and a salad bar.

The kitchen has a 5-star Food Hygiene rating, awarded by an annual unannounced Environmental Health visit.

The school provides daily vegetarian and vegan choices, as well as promoting meat free days too. We pride ourselves on the fact that all dietary requirements are catered for.

Menus run on a 4 weekly rota.

Wraparound Care Food

Early Birds

In Early Birds the children are offered fruit, cereal and a bread product (eg toast or croissant) with various accompaniments. There is breakfast juice, water or milk to drink. We also other options on occasions.

Food is available up until 8:15am.

Stay & Play

In Stay & Play, the snack is normally a finger type food, eg a sandwich, vegetable sticks, cheese etc. It may also be food from earlier in the day. Fruit is always available.

Food is usually served at around 4:45pm.

How Can Parents Help?

  • Read the above information with your child
  • discuss what they may choose to have a balanced diet for the week

Testimonies

Parents

  • Superb choice and lovely balance of foods
  • My child always comes home full and prefers school cooking to mine!
  • Mrs Bailey really knows my child and is brilliant at encouraging her to try new foods – she can be quite, well very fussy – she does a great job
  • The sausage pie is a real favourite – please can I have the recipe, though I am told it wont be as good as school’s!
  • Mrs Bailey and the staff always ensure the children have a balanced meal, which is great. I like the fact they are allowed treats too and the children have choices to make.
  • The meals on offer are well balanced and a good range.

From the Children

  • “Mrs Bailey’s cooking is the best thing ever!”
  • “I love pasta carbonara – it is the best food ever.”
  • “I think Mrs Bailey is the best chef in the world!”
  • “I love Mrs Bailey’s sausage slice – it is delicious and could be in a 5 star restaurant.”
  • “Our food is always tasty and it is very healthy”
  • “Brabyns food is yummy.”

"My child always comes home full and prefers school cooking to mine!”
Parent
“Our food is always tasty and it is very healthy”
Pupil
“Mrs Bailey really knows my child and is brilliant at encouraging her to try new foods – she can be quite, well very fussy – she does a great job!”
Parents
“I think Mrs Bailey is the best chef in the world!”
Pupil
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