Relish our new Catering Company September 2020
We are delighted to announce that from September we have a new catering company providing school lunches. Following an extensive tender and interview process last term, Relish Caterers have been awarded the contract. We are very much looking forward to working with them, and have already begun discussions as to how we can further improve our school lunch provision.
Message from Relish
We are committed to providing quality, fresh ingredients that we cook from scratch to produce our daily menus. Wherever possible, we use seasonal produce and the daily food offer allows our children to choose from a wide variety of freshly prepared main meals and desserts.
We take pupil voice very seriously. Knowing what a positive impact good food can have on the developing minds and bodies of our children, we attend school council meetings to ensure we capture initial reactions to new dishes and food ideas and gain understanding about what works well. We hold many special days within the school year and work with the school to make sure there is relevance to the event – it may be linked to the curriculum or a theme within school. We welcome the wider community to our events to showcase what we do best!
We look forward to welcoming and providing the very best service for every child at Wood End School.
We are pleased to also announce that we have a special login area called the ‘Parent Portal’ on our Relish website where you can login to pre order your child(s) menu choice (choose Wood End School tab at top of page). You can also view and download our menus and recipes, see what forthcoming events are planned, look at allergen information and directly message the catering manager.
To set up your parent account and view the school menu, simply go to the link below: This you can do now, you do not have to wait until September.
Once complete, you will be sent an email so that you can activate your account which will keep us in touch with you until your child leaves Wood End.
From Wednesday 2nd September:
Your Relish Parent Portal account is where you can pre-order your school meals up to a term in advance, this links directly with your existing Schoolgateway account to enable you to pay. You must have a credit balance if you wish for your child to be able to order in the classroom at registration. Please follow the links to show you how to pre-order meals and/or how your child may order at registration.
The Relish system will not allow you to pre-order meals before Wednesday 2nd September 2020.
If you have already informed the school that your child has an allergy/dietary requirement this will be automatically be transferred to the new system. Please inform the school office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child's requirements have changed, and complete the Special Diet Provision Referral Form.
Universal Free School Meals - How to Apply
From September 2014 all children from Reception to Year 2 receive a UniFSM (Universal Free School Meal). Please ask in the school office for details.
If you receive certain tax credits and benefits then you could be eligible for free school meals worth over £400 per child per year. You can find out if you are eligible and apply here. It is completely confidential – no information is passed to teachers or pupils, and your child will not be treated any differently to any other child at lunchtime. It is very important for you to still register for FSM (Free School Meals) even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receives a free meal, as the school receives funding to help with your child’s education. If you would like the school to apply on your behalf please ask at the school office, and we will be happy to do this for you.
Here is our packed lunch flyer.
You will find lots of information about vegetables on this website with recipes, nutritional advice and seasonality.