NEW Catering Contract
We are excited to announce that we have now completed an extremely thorough and rigorous tender process for our catering contract and have appointed Innovate as our new provider with effect from January 2019. The panel who made the final decision included governors, senior leaders and students with each year group represented. Our existing catering team will move over as part of the new contract. We are all very much looking forward to working with Innovate over the coming weeks to ensure that there is a ‘wow’ factor when staff and students return after the Christmas break and will be communicating details of the changes to come as we progress.
Catering services here at Cardinal Newman Catholic School are currently provided by Chartwells, 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.
In light of concerns about student health & good nutrition, Chartwells has developed its unique ‘Eat, Learn, Live’ brand concept focused on these 3 key areas:
- Eat – a commitment to delight students with great food that contributes to their wellbeing.
- Learn – a commitment to enhancing the understanding fun and experience of customers and creating the knowledge needed to live a healthy life.
- Live – a commitment to a safe and sustainable environment supporting the health and well being of our customers and the wider community.
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