From September 2014 all Key Stage 1 pupils will receive high quality and healthy school meals.
Each pupil will benefit from:
- individual menus created for each school
- food packed with goodness
- fresh, local and award winning ingredients
- traceable supply chains
- vegetarian options available every day
- all menus meeting strict nutritional guidelines.
Many of our schools now provide additional regular halal offerings; speak to your school for more information.
Our team of vegetable superheroes are adding a twist to school dinners, providing fun activities whilst teaching pupils about nutrition and making food fun.
It’s about more than just health benefits though; taste is important to children and only the best will do. By making sure that there is a wide variety of food and flavours available every day – even fussy eaters are happy eaters!
Nutrition & learning
Each menu has been designed to strict Government guidelines which are developed specifically to meet the needs of young children.
As part of school meal time, Nottingham City Council encourages children to learn during their lunchtime by socialising with friends, experiencing different foods and understanding about healthy eating.
Tailored to your child’s taste
Menus are tailored individually for schools based on the tastes and preferences of pupils at each school. To cater for younger children, many dishes are served with separate sauces and accompaniments to provide a wider choice for pupils so they can try new foods or stick to their favourites if they prefer.
By providing dishes that suit every child’s likes and requirements, everyone can join in with the activities and fun! Through school meals, pupils can take part in competitions, giveaways, prize draws and theme days.
We work closely with our suppliers to obtain the freshest, highest quality ingredients.
See our school menus – click here …
It is essential that we know where every ingredient comes from.
Here are some examples:
- our beef is reared in Derbyshire
- we use venison from Thoresby Park
- all of our turkey comes from Louth in Lincolnshire
- our sausages and chicken are from Maloney’s in Tuxford.
And there’s more! Local suppliers have created a special and unique spice blend just for our pupils meaning that all of our curry dishes are authentic and can be adapted to suit pupils’ tastes.
- Our vegetables are fresh and seasonal
- We only use Marine Steward Council (MSC) accredited fish which means that all fish and fish products are sourced from sustainable stocks
Something for everyone
In addition to the wide variety of choices available every day, all menus can be adapted to meet individual medical dietary requirements of certain pupils.
- Soya milk and spread is available as an alternative option to meet dietary requirements
Look out for more tasty new menus from January!
Check out www.myschoollunch.co.uk/nottingham for our theme days, making food fun!
Nottingham City Council provides a school meals catering service to over 65 schools across the city. Nottingham City Council develops a general menu which is then adapted to meet the requirements of each individual school.
Every day, each school offers a meat and vegetarian option. Some schools also offer an additional halal option as a main course to meet the requirements of some pupils. In schools where a halal option is provided, this is an addition to the existing meat or fish and vegetarian choices.
The meat and fish options provided as part of the daily menu do not contain halal products.
The halal dishes served by Nottingham City Council use only ingredients that meet the UK halal standard Halal Food Authority which is in line with the Welfare of Animals Regulations 1995.
Raj Foods are the approved supplier to Nottingham City Council for all halal dishes; Raj Foods prepare all halal meats for Nottingham City Council in a designated halal production facility.
Halal dishes are then delivered independently to any other food orders and are stored and served in separate heat compartments using a strict colour coded system. All serving staff who work with halal products are fully trained in this areas.
A statement from Raj Foods
“Raj Foods is committed to serving meals of the highest quality. Recognising our customers have extensive knowledge and understanding of the food they eat, authenticity is at the forefront of all production. Raj Foods only use ingredients from reputable suppliers within the United Kingdom.
Certified chefs are employed to oversee each and every type of meal preparation so as to comply with the vision and high standards Raj Foods uphold and to meet customer’s needs.
All employees are thoroughly trained to comply with set specification and achieve high quality standards. The quality and processing procedures are regularly audited and reviewed to ensure compliance of Raj Foods key objectives of continuous improvement, of quality and customer service.”
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What we’ve been up to…
Well done to all of our cross country runners who competed in a 1.5km race at Wollaton Park this week. Despite the muddy and wet conditions, the children performed excellently! Our boys’ team came in first place and all left with a gold medal! Huge congratulations go to Oliver Jakubiak who finished first overall and to George Sinski who finished second. What a fantastic achievement!
Our annual Middleton’s Talent Show took place on the last day of the last term of 2018.
The show is open to all the children and is designed to showcase all type of talents.
It may be that the children attend dance classes out of school, learn to play an instrument in their own time, just enjoy singing in the shower or even like to tell “Knock Knock” jokes.
This special event gives these children the opportunity to bring their talents into school and present them to the rest of their fellow pupils.
The 2018 show was full of talented pupils who showcased acrobatics, magic tricks, football skills, musical prowess.
Just before the new academic year began, we were successfully re-accredited with the International Schools Award for a further three years until 2021. This is a fantastic accolade for the school and recognition of how celebrating diversity and links with the wider world are fundamental to Middleton’s ethos. Our school was invited to attend the national award ceremony in London. The event took place in the Houses of Parliament and included a speech from Damian Hinds MP, the Secretary of State for Education, who extolled the virtues of schools such as Middleton for the work they do in encouraging children to have a global perspective.