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Food

At Barnes Wallis we actively encourage our students to contribute their views and ideas through the Student Council and representation upon project groups.

Following discussion with our students and Governors we have developed a Whole School Food Policy. We are aiming to ensure that all aspects of food and nutrition in school promotes health and well-being, this includes providing healthy food choices and increasing knowledge and awareness of food issues using the curriculum.

 

We welcome discussion with students and parents/carers about our menu choices and always aim to support students who have allergies or special requirements.

 

We have a modern servery with the facility for theatre cooking making available stir fry, curry, chilli and pasta along with the already popular range of traditional dishes such as roast lunch and fish & chips. We also have a deli bar with a full salad selection, jacket potatoes and a range of toppings, and sandwiches, baguettes or wraps made to order. The décor has created a café style environment with beech furniture, a high bar feature and a soft seating area with TV for relaxation.

 

We operate a cashless catering system. This means no more worries about carrying cash or losing a swipe card, resulting in students saving money and benefiting from a faster service.

 

Our facilities offer a social and dining environment which the students can be proud of and which compares with modern restaurant experiences. 

 

Our Menu…

In addition, we operate a Breakfast Club and at lunchtimes we provide a range of daily options such as salads, jacket potatoes, pasta and baguettes. 

All of our dishes are analysed to ensure we fully comply with the strict nutrient based standards for school lunches as set out by the Government. This helps to provide a balanced diet for those students who dine at school. Opening hours are as follows:

Breakfast club: 8:15-8:50am

Break: 11:10-11:25am

Lunch: 13:25-13:55pm

 

Healthy Schools…

We have achieved the National Healthy Schools Award and are working hard to ensure we continue to meet the standards. The Award is based on a whole school approach and focuses upon four key areas:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Achievement of this award has demonstrated our positive approach to promoting healthy lifestyles.

 

Food for Life…

We are proud to be the first secondary school in Lincolnshire to achieve the Food for Life Silver Award.