School meals & healthy eating standards
Food served in our Academy must meet the English school food standards as set out by GOV.UK so that our children can access a healthy, balanced diet whilst at school. You can read more about standards for school food in England
The school food standards apply to all maintained schools, and academies and ensures we provide; high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish, fruit and vegetables. bread, other cereals and potatoes. We do not provide: drinks with added sugar, crisps, chocolate or sweets in school meals and vending machines, more than 2 portions of deep-fried, battered or breaded food a week.
As a PFI school, our catering is supplied by Robertson FM who provide a varied and popular 3 week menu which is reviewed and updated each term. In order to meet the above standards, Robertson FM are making a few changes to both the break and lunch time menu offer. The main change is a restriction on the number of items that contain processed meat, such as bacon and sausage or ham in sandwiches.
Break times are very popular with students and they can still access morning breakfast items which now include;
- Toast £0.74
- Pitta Bread Pizza £1.19
- Bagel £1.02
- Teacake £1.02
- Fresh Fruit Salad £1.33
- Crumpets £1.08
- Yoghurt, Fruit & Oats £1.10
- Bacon Bun (Tuesday only) £1.48
- Sausage Bun (Thursday only) £1.48
Our Lunch time menu is on a 3 week cycle and includes popular dishes such as Lasagne, Roast Dinners, Stir Fries and curry dishes. For £3.28 students can get a Meal of the Day which is a main course and a desert. We also have our daily pasta station and a Bistro menu which includes a salad bar, sandwiches, wraps, paninis and jacket Potatoes.
Our menus can be seen here https://www.bydales.outwood.com/school-meal-menus
All dietary requirements are catered for and we have a stringent approach to managing food allergies. A variety of fresh produce is delivered daily and meals are prepared fresh each day. Fresh drinking water is freely available along with other drink options.