Hello from ABM Catering, Cleves' school meals provider.
Our nutritious school lunches are prepared in our on-site kitchen by qualified ABM Catering staff. Each half term a letter is sent to parents advising them of the forthcoming half term's cost of the lunches, which can be paid for on-line at anytime. Free school meals can be applied for via the Welfare Office. School meals cost £2.20 per day.
Children can choose from a hot meal, vegetarian hot meal, alternating jacket potato/pasta or cold deli bar. or an extensive salad bar with a variety of salads and jacket potatoes with different toppings. A range of desserts, including fresh fruit is always available as is fresh bread and water.
Click here to view the menu for Autumn Term 2018.
For those pupils bringing a packed lunch to school, pupils should have a sturdy named box (no plastic bags please) for their lunch. No fizzy drinks or glass bottles are allowed. We urge parents to provide a nutritionally balanced packed lunch.
Important Information - Allergens in Food
From 13 December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) came into force. These European rules will be enforced in the UK by the Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR). This Legislation brings big changes to the information that food business must give to customers and you will see evidence of this in all food outlets within the UK.
On a day to day basis the legislation has little impact on the food service as the School have implemented a robust system gathering allergy and food intolerance information about each and every child within the school on enrolment. The changes you will see is more information readily available and displayed on menus around the school.
Where pupils help themselves to dishes we have implemented a series of “look allergen” cards alerting to the fact the product does contain an allergen and this will help in assisting the children to recognise ingredients more readily not only for allergen purposes but as a general educational tool.
Susan, our Chef Manager, has a database of recipes to refer to on site to ensure all of the allergen information is documented and double checked before the dishes are served to the pupils and staff on site.
You can find out more about FIR here: http://www.food.gov.uk/science/allergy-intolerance
If you have any concerns regarding the implementation of the legislation and how it affects your child please contact the School directly and we can arrange to have your queries answered.
At Cleves School we adhere to a strictly No Nuts policy due to the high number of allergies amongst our pupils. Please contact the School Office if you wish to discuss any aspect of the lunch hour.
If your child needs to have medication regularly or suffers from an allergy you need to discuss this with the Welfare Officer. Together we will draw up a medical plan to suit your child's needs. If an ad hoc medical need, such as the administration of antibiotics, arises make sure you speak to the Welfare Officer, too. Please ensure the school records are up to date by advising us of any changes such as a house move or telephone number so that we can contact you swiftly in case of your child's sickness or any other emergency.
The children have a very busy day at school and it is imperative that they are well rested to start the day fresh and ready to participate. To that effect please make sure your child is at school on time, having had breakfast and brings a healthy morning snack, such as a piece of fruit.