Catering services here at Cardinal Newman Catholic School are currently provided by ‘Innovate’, a leading provider of catering and support services within education.
Food served conforms to government guidelines ensuring the provision of healthy, nutritional foods within a realistic tariff.
We serve a wide choice of food and beverages allowing students to benefit from a positive nutritional balance supporting a Healthy Lifestyle and meals are served that reflect the cultural, medical and dietary needs of our students.
We start each day with a breakfast offer of cereals and hot meat and vegetarian baps. On a Friday there is a full English on offer.
During a typical day students choose from a selection of wraps, baguettes, sandwiches and bloomers. Fresh fruit salad pots, along with yogurt and mousses are just a few of the cold items that are on offer. Pastas, both hot and cold are available, as well as, an all year round salad bar.
As well as the main meals of the day, there are two teppan grills. Here, our students see foods cooked in front of them and are able to choose from a wide selection of dishes that are cooked fresh each day. To name a few; folded naan and kofte kebabs with minted yogurt and salad, pancakes with golden syrup, fresh stir fry’s with a sauce of the day.
There are also a wide selection of grab and go items to tantalise taste buds at each of the main break services. There are paninis, burgers, pizza slices, roasted oven wedges and our Vegan and vegetarian range that makes up the infamous V-Menu. Last but not least, there are fresh home bakes to choose from including carrot cake, short bread, fruity flapjacks and gluten free brownies.
Free School Meals
From 6 April 2011, children whose parents receive one of the following benefits will be entitled to receive free school meals:
- Income Support (IS)
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA)
- Income-related employment and support allowance (IR ESA) (this benefit was introduced 27 October 2008)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs). Note – from 1 May 2009, where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
To apply for Free School Meals please click on the link below:
Whole School from 08:00am to 08:30am
During the breakfast service we provide a choice of cereals, hot toast with spreads, fresh fruit and healthy chilled drinks
Years 7 and 9 – 10:40am to 11:10am
Years 8, 10 and 11 – 11:10am to 11:40am
During the morning we provide a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, rolls & baguettes in addition to a wide selection of healthy chilled drinks
Whole School from 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Traditional main meals, Indian, Chinese and popular roasts are regularly featured on our menus, as well as new choices such as ‘Trattoria Pizza’ & ‘Pasta King’. Freshly baked jacket potatoes with varied fillings and home cooked desserts are served daily. Or choose from our cold selection or ‘Grab and Go’ range
Please click here to view our Current Menu
Please click here to download the ‘Smart Card Application Form’
Please click here for information on how our Smart Cards work
Please click here for a Special Diet Recipe Book
Free School Meals – is your child eligible?
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
· Income Support
· Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
· Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
· Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
· Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
· Universal Credit – if you apply on or after the 1st April 2018 your household income must be less than £7400 per year
Children, who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, may also get free school meals.
Please note: If you are in receipt of any Working Tax Credit you will not be eligible to apply for Free School Meals
For more information and to apply for Free School Meals please click here: How to Apply for Free School Meals