We are very fortunate to have a fantastic team of catering staff at Oldswinford, who provide a varied menu with a choice of hot meals, vegetarian meals, jacket potatoes and 'Grab Bags'.
In addition to this they regularly hold 'special lunches' to celebrate events, the latest of which was Easter (complete with bunny ears for all the staff!); HM Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee complete with bunting, flags and decorated cupcakes; and the Football World Cup.
In March 2022, the kitchen was awarded a 5 star rating for hygiene.
Lunches cost £2.40 per day.
We are thrilled to report that following parent feedback, from 3rd November we will be moving to an online system for parents/carers to order their child's lunchtime meal and pay (if applicable).
We will be using Parentmail for this system, which we hope all parents will be familiar with and have log in details for already. We have attached some guidance notes below from Parentmail to help you navigate the system. The system is now 'live' on parent's accounts.
Parents with children in all year groups can order (and pay for, if applicable) a Grab Bag; but only parents with children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 will be able to choose from the full menu
Unfortunately, Box Meals which children in Years 3-6 can order 1 day per week will still have to be ordered and paid for in the normal way by your child telling their teacher during morning registration.
All main meals on offer each day have been uploaded to the system, so you will be able to choose what your child has. We have not added the side dishes or desserts - children will be able to pick their own. If you would like to see what side dishes and desserts are on offer each day, please see the menus at the bottom of this page.
In an effort to pre-empt many of the questions you may have, please see below:
As with all new systems, we anticipate that there will be a few teething issues, if you are experiencing any problems with logging on, ordering food or making payments, please send an email to the following address and someone will get back to you as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's lunches sent from home
Can we please highlight to all Parents/Carers the following;
Please can we remind all Parents/Carers that children’s lunches sent from home are free from nut products, and that no nuts are brought into school as treats or snacks for the safety of other children and adults in school.
Thank you for your support.