Health and well-being are intrinsically linked to what girls eat. Underlying our offer is a belief that girls appreciate and enjoy food that is well-cooked, nutritious and uses local, seasonal food. We also want to encourage them to be brave, take a risk and try out new foods. In doing so they widen their diet, have a greater variety of nutrients and are not limited in what they eat when they leave school.
Our Bistro offer does just this - it is not a standard school meal - it provides real choice for the girls, enticing them to eat new foods beautifully and carefully presented.
Our bistro-style breakfast and lunch menu is bursting with a delicious range of freshly-prepared food, available to all students. At the heart of the service is a fresh, nutritious and simple ingredient base, delivered in a stylish, contemporary format.
At breakfast girls can chose from a selection of items, including cereals, pastries, yogurt and hot-plate items such as scrambled egg and bacon bagels. We also have a choice of drinks available too, including chilled juices, tea and freshly-brewed coffee. Breakfast is served in the hospitality suite, providing pupils with a more relaxed (and delicious!) service to start their day.
Lunch is an eagerly-anticipated highlight in the middle of the school day. The menu not only changes daily, but differs week-by-week on a changing menu cycle, ensuring that, over the course of a month, the girls get a variety and choice of hot and cold food from the selection on offer. Cold items are already pre-plated allowing pupils to move through the counters swiftly, collecting their dishes of choice. Example lunchtime menu selection:
Hot Homemade Soup & Bread
Served in mugs for collection from the server with a choice of two breads
Topped with Bistro fillings, changing daily for self-service
For collection by pupils to accompany any dish
Traditional Main Course & Vegetarian Course
Plated and served, Bistro-style, from the servery pass shelf
Freshly Cooked Vegetables
Presented in small side bowls
Plated salad leaves with a hot accompaniment added at the pass
Pasta Bowls with Sauce
Plated for collection at the pass
Two abundant choices daily for self-service
A hot or cold daily pudding
Fruit Bar & Homemade Yoghurts
Changing daily for self-service
Lunch works out at just £3.70 per day, and is paid for on a termly basis in advance. Breakfast is run as a cash only, price per item system.
We are able to cater for girls with individual dietary needs, including allergies. Our Catering Manager is always happy to meet with parents to discuss their daughter's catering needs at any time.