Meals at Eton End are provided by Sodexo, one of the country’s leading independent school catering companies. Sodexo Education has provided school meals for over 55 years. The menus are based on “Healthwise”, Sodexo’s nutrition, health and wellbeing philosophy. Sodexo sources and promotes the use of seasonal, sustainably grown or raised products wherever possible. They support local suppliers and certification marques such as Red Tractor, MSC, LEAF and RSPCA Freedom Food.
Shirley Innes leads the school’s catering team which provides breakfast, fruit snacks, lunch, after-school refreshments, match teas and food for special events. Ms Innes is involved in cross-curricular planning and enhances school themed days with culinary contributions. She also regularly attends School Council in order to hear pupils’ views.
Ms Innes and her team contribute to the school’s extra-curricular programme by running the very popular cookery class “Fun with Food”.
The Dining Hall is made up of a modern kitchen, servery and a seating area. Meals are made from fresh ingredients, are nutritionally balanced and well presented. The daily lunch menu offers a three course meal which incorporates a wide choice: soup of the day with freshly baked bread rolls; a meat / fish option or vegetarian main dish with fresh vegetables; a selection of salads; a homemade dessert, fresh fruit or yoghurt. All foods are prepared and cooked on the premises. Halal meat is often available.
The school menu is published in advance and can be viewed both at school and on the Parents’ Area of the school’s website. Every effort is made to adhere to the published menu; however occasions may arise where additions or substitutions must be made.
Nut Free School
At Eton End we fully embrace ‘Healthy Eating’. We do have from time to time, pupils who suffer from a severe allergy to nuts and so we are a nut-free school. Only fruit and vegetables are acceptable as break-time snacks.