At St Patrick’s we have our own school kitchen. Chef Graham prepares and serves healthy, nutritious, hot meals on site each day alongside his dedicated team of cooks and catering assistants. One of the benefits of having our own kitchen and catering manager is the ability to create a bespoke menu based on what our children like to eat whilst ensure the highest standards are maintained.

In addition, to having healthy meals cooked on site we also have an electronic ordering system for children. Each morning pupils can order select from the menu the meal they would like to eat. This ensures all children are served a meal of their choosing and reduces food waste.

Some of our children also bring a packed lunch. Some of our children and staff have nut allergies, as a result we are a nut free school. Please do not send your child into school with any nuts or products containing nuts. Thank you.

Summer Menu

  • A Typical Packed Lunch A typical packed lunch would contain the following:
  • A sandwich (no chocolate / peanut butter spreads) or pasta/rice dish/ soup or meat/fish salad
  • Two portions of fruit or veg (e.g. a banana, an apple, a pear, strawberries, grapes, pineapple pot, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, cucumber sticks)
  • A yoghurt
  • Some cheese and possibly a cracker
  • One treat product e.g.  a packet of crisps, small cake or a biscuit
  • Water

Children’s packed lunches should include items from the 5 main food groups;

Bread, Rice, Potatoes, Pasta

These starchy foods are a healthy source of energy. Packed lunches should include 2 or more portions eg pasta salad, sandwich.

Milk and Dairy foods

These foods provide calcium for healthy bones and teeth. Include 1 portion at lunch eg yoghurt, fromage frais, milk.

Meat, Fish, Eggs, Beans

These foods provide protein for growth. Packed lunches should include 1 portion of these foods eg boiled egg, chicken, tuna, ham as filling in sandwich, mixed bean salad.

Restricted items

To ensure consistency and to keep packed lunches in line with food standards for school meals, packed lunches should not contain the following:

  • Fizzy / sugary drinks in cartons, bottles or cans (This includes fizzy flavoured water) / Energy drinks
  • Full size Chocolate bars
  • Sweets
  • Chocolate spread / Peanut Butter as a filling for sandwiches
  • Chewing gum
  • Take away meals e.g. subway, McDonalds
  • No nuts or products containing nuts (this includes Nutella bars)