A set weekly menu can be viewed either via the above link or on the main dining room’s noticeboard. It may be subject to change. The menu is planned to take into account popular foods, the time of year and dietary considerations. Meals are freshly prepared and cooked daily by our catering staff on the school premises.
Meal times are an important aspect of our school day with an hour a day spent in our dining rooms. Woodeaton is fortunate to have three dining rooms, and two further rooms available for select pupils, including pupils from The Nest. Pupils are free to choose the tables they sit at – over the course of the academic year, table groups often remain the same. Pupils are not restricted to sit with their form tutor or form group which increases pupil’s abilities to interact with other pupils in the school who they may not encounter during lesson time.
During meal times, pupils are encouraged to develop their table manners and etiquette, such as:
- Using cutlery to eat their meals
- Keeping their mouth closed when chewing
- Taking time to enjoy their meal and not rushing
- Sitting at a table and engaging in appropriate conversations
All pupils are encouraged to eat, and try new foods, at all mealtimes – breakfast and lunch. Breakfasts always consist of water, cereals and milk, yogurts, toast, and a range of jams and spreads.
Woodeaton follows the School Meals – healthy eating standards with all meals prepared on site to ensure that all our pupils and staff have access to healthy, balanced diets.
Some pupils in our school may want bigger portions or ‘seconds’. While we are delighted that they have a healthy appetite, the portions served in our school ensure that they are equal and are in line with the recommended daily allowances. Our menus fully comply with food standards on nutrition and portion size. They contain at least two portions of fruit and vegetables per meal and every meal is served with vegetables and salad as standard. A cracker basket, with a cheese board, is also available at the end of every meal.