Food is provided by our in-house catering team, led by Vivien Hannah our Catering Manager.
Both Dining Rooms offer a traditional hot choice – a main meal, vegetarian option and a snack. A meal deal incorporating a hot meal and pudding costs only £2.20. The menu is varied and in a typical week you can expect Roast Beef and Yorkshires, Mince and Dumplings, Lasagne and every Friday we offer our own battered fish and chips. There is at least a choice of 4 main items on sale daily and a favourite is Pasta King – pasta with a variety of sauces.
We also offer a more snack variety – sandwiches, baked potatoes, paninis, and freshly made sandwiches or wraps , made up while you wait, with a choice of fillings and salad.
Both kitchens offer a range of hot and cold drinks, water, biscuits, yoghurts, milk-based drinks, cakes and fruit.
Free filtered water is available in both.
We are a nut free school and if your child has any dietary requirements, we do offer a variety of choice to cover these.
As well as a lunchtime service we offer the following services:
• Breakfast – 8:00am – 8:35 am Monday to Friday
• Break service – hot and cold drinks, and a variety of food options
All our food meets the latest government healthy food guidelines.
We operate a balanced, 3 week rolling menu.
At Our Lady and St Bede, we operate a cashless catering system using biometrics (fingerprints). Whilst an initial scan of a fingerprint is taken to set up an account, this is not stored on our system but converted to a numerical code. This system has sped up queues meaning customers get served quicker and it meets government guidelines as issued by the ICO.
Money can be added to an account by either:
• Cash paid in via a cash box in A block hall and middle block.
• MyChildAtSchool (MCAS) - A website and app you can download to top up your child's dinner money and pay for trips - please ask for details.
Want to know what your child is eating? – just contact Vivien Hannah, Catering Manager and she will send you a printout of all your child’s transactions.
You can limit your child’s daily spend. For example, if they pay £10 into the cashbox on Monday, you can limit them to, for example, £2.50 a day thus removing temptation to spend it all by Wednesday!
Our Lady and St Bede Catering – ‘Quality healthy food prepared and delivered to the highest standards by our in-house team’.