Catering

Catering at Didcot Girls' School has 5* Hygiene Rating

At Didcot Girls’ School, we are proud to offer delicious, nutritious and excellent value school meals provided by our excellent Catering Team. Their professional high standards, cheerful service and delicious food ensure that lunch is a highlight of the day at Didcot Girls’ School!

At Didcot Girls’ School, we are proud to offer delicious, nutritious and excellent value school meals provided by our excellent Catering Team. The team’s professional high standards, cheerful service and delicious food ensure that lunch is a highlight of the day at Didcot Girls’ School!

There is an exciting range of hot and cold food on offer at break and lunchtimes with the menu changing regularly. At lunchtime, the hot choices include a traditional style menu, hot sandwich of the day, hot pot of the day and jacket potatoes. In addition, we offer cold sandwiches and salad options as well as desserts, fresh fruit, and yoghurts.

At breaktime students can choose from a range of hot items, pretzels, snacks and drinks.

All food choices are imaginative and varied, including an excellent range of vegetarian and vegan options and our drink selection includes chilled fruit juices, water, milk, soya milk and sparkling juice drinks.

The Catering Team pride themselves on a high standard of hygiene and hold a maximum 5 stars from environmental health inspections. Our food preparation and service team regularly undertake food hygiene and allergy training to ensure that their skills and knowledge are up to date.

We are fortunate to have 4 catering outlets at the school, including Frideswides Bistro and the snack box which serve Years 7, 8 & 9. Sherwood Café and Eats which serve Years 10, 11 and Sixth Form students. We are open for morning break from 11:15-11:45 and Lunch from 12:40-13:20.

The team also run a Breakfast Club in Frideswides Bistro every morning from 8.00am for students and staff who arrive early and need a good breakfast! Free porridge or cereal is available for everyone.

Reducing our environmental impact

The catering department is committed to minimising single-use plastic and reducing our environmental impact in the following ways:

  • Re-filling stations for student water bottles
  • Compostable takeaway containers and cutlery
  • Waste oil from the fryers converted to bio fuel
  • Plastic-free packaging for sandwiches

We source sustainably caught fish and farm-assured British meat for food on our menus.

We operate a cashless payment system; parents have an account where they can pre-load dinner money and can also check what has been purchased. This reduces queueing time and means that our students do not need to bring cash into school.

Free School Meals

The Government recognises the benefits of providing a healthy meal to students eligible for free school meals and as a Trust we are committed to ensuring that students are able to choose from a range of nutritious options.

If your child is entitled to a free school meal, we will provide them a healthy meal that they can have at lunchtime and they can choose one of the following options: -

  • Lunch Main Meal of the Day, either option
  • Jacket Potato with topping
  • Hot Sandwich of the Day
  • Hot Pasta Pot of the day
  • Sandwich/wrap (codes AA – C) or Salad or Cold Pasta Pot

In addition to the above, they can also choose one of the following:

  • Dessert of the Day
  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit
  • Whites Bakery Item (cookie, muffin etc.)
  • Drink
  • Crisps

Where pupils are eligible for free school meals and are receiving remote education, the school catering team will provide a good quality lunch parcel in lieu of the above.

If you child is eligible for free school meals and would like to purchase additional items, please ensure that their ParentPay meal account is in credit.

If you have any questions regarding catering, please email retcatering@ridgewayeducation.com

 

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