Bristol City Council recently conducted a tendering exercise to select a school meals provider for a number of Bristol schools. This has resulted in Chartwells (part of the Compass Group) being awarded the schools catering contract, and from the beginning of Term 4, Monday 19 February 2018, they will be providing meals at Sefton Park.
The good news for Junior school parents is that the cost of a school meal is going down to £2.05 per day, a reduction of 20p per day. The Universal Infant Free School Meals Scheme continues to provide free school meals to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.
Children can choose from meat, vegetarian, halal, or the ever popular salad bar. The salad bar provides a choice of cold meats, eggs, cheese or tuna mayonnaise; and a range of pasta, rice or pulse salads; all served with a wrap or jacket potato, and a selection of salad vegetables.
Here is the latest menu from Chartwells:
Children can choose either to bring in a packed lunch or opt for a school meal each day. So if they’re not fond of school meals generally but love Fish Finger Fridays, they can have fish fingers on Friday and bring a packed lunch every other day of the week. Or, if your child loves the hot meals provided by school with the exception of one or two days, they could choose the salad bar on those days instead, or bring in a packed lunch. The possibilities are endless!
We operate a wristband system as a means of identifying each child’s chosen meal (red - meat; green - vegetarian; blue - halal; yellow - salad bar; orange - allergies/special dietary needs; no band - packed lunch), in line with other Bristol primary schools. Children notify the school of their meal choice at morning registration and the wristbands will be distributed to children by our lunchtime supervisors.