Overdrawn Catering Accounts
Please ensure that there is a credit balance on catering card accounts. A student who’s catering account is overdrawn will not be allowed to purchase any drinks, cakes or break snacks. Students in Years 7 to 11 will only be allowed to buy a basic sandwich at lunch time if their account is overdrawn. This concession will only be permitted for a limited time if the account balance remains overdrawn.
In our refectories, we cook all our meals using local suppliers and fresh ingredients; we believe this is essential for the good health of all our students. It is important to have a healthy nutritional balanced diet to promote effective learning and wellbeing.
In addition to the high quality of our food we pride ourselves on the high standards of cleaniness in our kitchens. Both of our kitchens have been awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 following an inspection by BANES Environmental Services. This is the highest rating that can be awarded to an organisation for food hygiene and reflects the high standards of cleanliness that our Catering Team work to on a daily basis.
Aims and Objectives
1. Improve the health of all the students, staff and their families by increasing their knowledge and awareness of food
2. To promote and develop’ healthy’ lifestyle foods which will take them beyond Hayesfield and further on into their lives
3. To make students aware of all different cuisines within our society e.g. religious, ethnic, vegetarian, medical and allergic needs
4. To make the eating of food a positive and sociable experience
5. To contribute to the healthy development of all members of our school community
Break Time Breakfast
We provide healthy breakfast snacks for students during their morning break. We do not serve fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolates.
All our school meals are cooked on site by our own Catering Team. At least 90% of all food is prepared on site. We promote healthy eating and we check our produce so that it does not contain any MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) or nuts.
We provide Mineral Water, low fat flavoured milks and fruit juices.
Refectory Opening Times
8.00am – 1.00pm Daily
8.00am – 8.25am Breakfast Service for all students and staff
9.55am – 10.15am Break Service for students in Years 7 and 8 & staff
10.55am – 11.15am Break Service for student in Year 9, 10, 11 and Sixth Form & staff
12.15pm – 1.00pm Lunch Service for all students and staff
Please note, seating in the UOP refectory is for the use of students who are purchasing food from the refectory. Students bringing their own lunch can eat their lunch in the main UOP School hall or outside if the weather is fine.
Food Allergies and Intolerances
If you have a food allergy or intolerance please check our menu for details before ordering or speak to our catering staff about your requirements. All food is prepared in an environment where no cross contamination of allergens can be guaranteed.
Whilst we commit to not using nuts in the ingredients of food that we prepare, we cannot guarantee that our School is a nut free environment. There are occasions where we will serve food that is manufactured in an environment where there may be nuts present, so there may be traces of nuts in these items.
We ask our students, their parents and staff to not bring items containing nuts into School, to respect those in our community who have nut allergies.
Menus and Price List
We offer a selection of meal options for students and staff on a two week rotation.
Students eligible for a Free School Meal are entitled to a main meal and either a dessert, fruit pot, crisps or an 80p cold drink. Any additional items will be charged to the student’s catering account.
Please click here to view the Lunch Menu Autumn Winter 2019 [PDF]
Main Meal or Pasta & Sauce £2.30
Breakfast Snacks 90p
Fruit Pots 90p
Cold Drinks 80p or £1.00
Hot Drinks £1.00 or £1.20
Low Fat Crisps 80p