Lunchtimes are an important aspect of life at Hallfield. At lunchtimes, Transition have their lunch in a family setting in the Transition building. Reception and Foundation children, meanwhile, are served their lunch in the Pre-Prep Hall whilst Year 1 to Year 6 enjoy their lunches in our Hallfield Bistro.
All of our food is cooked onsite using fresh local produce – including organic meat and free-range eggs. Halal meat is also available, and every day there are two meat choices and a hot vegetarian option. In addition, there is always a superb salad bar with cold meats, fruit and cheese. For dessert, fresh fruit is always on offer … as well as the usual favourites – sponge and custard, yoghurt and jelly.
Lunches are a social occasion at Hallfield: children can sit with their friends and their class teachers will join them at the table. Good table manners are enforced at all times. There is a strong emphasis, too, on healthy eating – a topic which is reinforced through our inclusive PSHE curriculum.
Our in-house catering team are always very willing and keen to discuss dietary options and menus – and each day they ensure that the dining experience at Hallfield is an enjoyable one. The School uses Accent Catering as our on-site providers – a company which enjoys an excellent reputation providing healthy, nutritious meals in schools and colleges.
Our philosophy is that happy children make good learners – and part of being happy is eating well. That’s why we put so square a focus on the quality of lunchtime meals – and Accent also provide mid-morning snacks for the children, too. As part of our commitment to ‘wrap around care’, a variety of After Care food is also provided – both hot and cold – for the children who take advantage of our extensive after-school provision.
Most of all, we aim to encourage children to look forward to mealtimes. Shifting menus and themes are planned throughout the year – for example, a Chinese New Year menu, a World Cup menu and the traditional Christmas lunch – our food isn’t just of the highest quality, nutritious and healthy … it’s fun, too.