Our Catering Offering ....
Our new caterers, Pabulum, offer healthy, tasty and nutritious food to students and staff at morning break and at lunchtime in the main dining room, from the canteen between Quantock and Mendip Houses, and also in the Sixth Form Common Room. The food meets all the government’s latest nutritional requirements as well as being chosen to appeal to the tastes of young people. Pabulum, the school's caterers also a breakfast service on offer in the main dining room between 8.00 and 8.50 a.m.
At lunchtime students choose from a cafeteria menu, which includes a good value two-course cooked meal deal for £2.10. The menu changes daily and there is always a vegetarian option too. Students who take part in activities at lunchtime can buy a Grab and Go packed lunch bag for £2.10, or alternatively there is a variety of hot Grab and Go food on offer. There is also a good selection of drinks on sale. For details of the meal deals on offer, both hot and cold, please click here.
Please click on the link below to see the the full lunchtime menu for the period 31 October 2016 - 3 April 2017 (Please note, this is on a three week cycle):
Pabulum Standard Lunch Menu (31 October 2016 - 3 April 2017) (three pages)
Pabulum standard lunch menu (24 April - 31 October 2017) (three pages)
Upcoming Theme Days... !
Please find below details of the various theme days that our caterers will be running in the next few months.
Easter Treats 3 - 7 April 2017
St George's Day menu Wednesday 26 April 2017
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Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch into school if they do not want to use the catering services on offer. We would, however, request that when packing snacks or lunch boxes for your child(ren), you refrain from including nuts. Whilst we appreciate that they are a healthy and nutritious snack, we do have students who suffer from serious nut allergies and the presence of nuts in the environment can cause an allergic reaction. Obviously many products contain, or may contain nuts, these pose a much smaller risk to those with allergies ... so it is whole or pure nut products that we would ask you to avoid sending in with your child. Your cooperation in this matter is much appreciated. Thank you.
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About The Cashless Catering System ...
Since April 2016, with the introduction of our new caterers, a Cashless Catering system has been in operation at school. The system uses a biometric reader, whereby an individual account is created for each student using their thumb or finger as a means of identification. This means that there is no need for students to carry a card or bring money to school. There are two payment options available to parents to top up their child's account; either online via their existing ParentPay account, or by cheque made payable to 'Pabulum Limited' which must be paid direct to Pabulum staff in the main dining room between 8.30 - 9.30 am only.
Please click on the following link to view the letter and consent form, along with FAQs, and information on Biometric systems and Data Protection.
New Caterers, Cashless Catering Letter and Consent Form
Cashless Catering FAQs
Cashless Catering - Data Protection Information
Cashless Catering - What is a Biometric Algorithm?
To read more about our new caterers, please click here to link to Pabulum's website.