New Menus and Pupil Takeover

This week we have introduced new menus that we hope are both nutritious and appealing to pupils.

Every half term members of the Food Committee, made up of pupil representatives from all boarding houses, meet to give feedback on the school food. This is in addition to the annual survey all pupils complete. The new menus are responsive to the feedback we have received in these two forums.

For example, pupils were keen to see more pasta dishes on the menus. We have now made Wednesdays Pasta Bake Day, and we’re offering more pasta dishes throughout the three week menu rotation, including spaghetti bolognese and lasagne (both classic and a vegetarian version).

We’re still committed to celebrating different food cultures and have peppered the menu with meals with international influences, such as enchiladas, paella and a red lentil and butternut squash dahl. These dishes balance the traditional firm favourites of fish and chips and chilli con carne.

To give pupils more of a voice we have also introduced ‘Pupil Takeover’. On Friday evenings, each boarding house will get a turn to choose the menu for the evening. It will be entirely up to pupils what meal they eat. First up was Kent House who selected sausages and mash for their main course and apple crumble for dessert. This should be a very popular choice with pupils this Friday.

We continue to try to make our menus more appealing whilst providing pupils with a healthy diet. Our menus continue to comply with Education Nutritional Standards & Requirements and the School’s Food and Healthy Eating Policy.

12 May 2017

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