Just as children are laying the foundations for a life of learning and rich experience, they are also taking early steps towards a healthy mind and body. This is where food plays an essential role.
Our catering providers bring the fun and excitement of food to our youngest children. Colours, textures and taste are there to be explored and enjoyed. There is always something on the menu for each child to enjoy.
Our dinners are cooked by Mellors Catering Services. They are cooked on site in line with Government food based standards for school lunches. We try to encourage children to make healthy food choices at lunchtime and ensure that meals meet nutritional requirements. Mellors Catering Services is committed to delivering an exciting choice of food to pupils with the help of their nutrition and food development team. They pride themselves on using fresh, locally supplied produce.
Our providers supply nutritious and balanced meals with varying menus which change each term. We strive to provide tasty and nutritious meals whilst impacting the environment as little as possible.
Our kitchens minimise the use of single-use plastics in the storage, preparation and serving of food in line with our Plastic Free Schools Status, which we were awarded in April 2020.
Drinking water is freely available and children are encouraged to bring to school a reusable bottle that can be refilled through the day.
Alongside the work we do to reduce single-use plastics across the business, we also recycle our food waste into green energy through ReFood.
Our menus are available to download below.
Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)
You may have heard about Universal Infant Free School Meals. This means that all children attending Rowena Academy in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal, regardless of income or eligibility for benefits. This is funded by the
By receiving universal free school meals you can save up to £400 a year and ensure your child is eating a healthy, balanced meal every day.
This entitlement ends when children progress into Year 3 and move onto Junior School.