Catering

At Norton Hill School we recognise & believe in the important connection between a healthy diet & a child's ability to learn effectively & perform well in all aspects of our school day.

Norton Hill School recognises that some pupils may have allergies or require special diets, for these reasons pupils are not permitted to swap food items.

Please contact the Catering Dept if you require further information, advice or ideas.

Click here to view our current menu.

catering christmasCashless Catering
Cashless catering is a computerised system which removes the need for cash to be used at the till in the canteen. Spending is recorded in the student’s account by the use of a thumbprint or PIN number. When a thumb print or PIN is used, the software allows recognition of each individual student, holds individual cash balances, records cash spent and cash received, records where money is spent, on what food, on any specific date and time of day. Money can be put into the system by credit/debit card via the Internet or by coins and bank notes in school via the Revaluation Unit (Cash Loader).

Breakfast Club
As part of our policy to give pupils a healthy start to the day, we provide a breakfast service, this runs from 8.15am until the first bell rings for school, with fresh fruit, yogurts, juices & milk are always available.

Break Time
In line with the Governments 'nutritional standards' no crisps, sugary fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate are sold. Snacks available at this time include, sandwiches, baguettes, rolls & wraps, bacon rolls & savoury pastries. Pasta pots, fresh fruit & yogurts are always available.

As adequate fluid intake is important to maintain energy & alertness the pupils can choose from various fruit juices, milkshakes, still & sparkling plain or flavoured water with hot drinks being available through vending machines.

School Lunch
All school lunches are cooked on site by our Catering Team. Where possible, the majority of our food is prepared fresh on the day & from 'scratch'.

The Catering Dept source their products from suppliers that have HACCAP or ISOH in place. Fruit, veg, milk, cheese & meat are all sourced from local suppliers.

Drinks
We encourage all pupils to drink water regularly throughout the day.

Norton Hill School recognise that not taking on board enough fluid can lead to reduced academic performance due to lethargy & poor concentration. Water is freely available via push button taps/water fountains & water jugs at lunch time.

In line with the new food standards, Norton Hill School only serve chips once a week, oven bake instead of frying & seasoning is only used in the production of food & not on the dining room tables. No chocolate, sweets, crisps or sugary fizzy drinks are sold.

Packed Lunch
At Norton Hill, we believe that all packed lunches brought from home & consumed in school (or on school trips) should provide pupils with healthy & nutritious food that is similar to food served within the school which is now regulated by the School Food Trust.

Packed lunches should not include crisps, sweets, chocolate or chocolate coated bars or biscuits. Fizzy drinks high in sugar should not be included, Norton Hill operate a 'no cans' policy.

The school provides facilities for pupils bringing packed lunches & wherever possible we endeavour to ensure that packed lunch pupils & school lunch pupils will be able to sit & eat together, with fresh drinking water is readily available to all pupils at lunchtime.

As fridge space is not available in school, pupils are advised to bring packed lunches in insulated bags with freezer blocks where possible to stop the food going off.

Norton Hill School recognises that some pupils may have allergies or require special diets, for these reasons pupils are not permitted to swap food items.

Please contact the Catering Dept if you require further information, advice or ideas.