Here you will find our school lunch menus. We operate a three week rotating menu system to ensure that our meals remain as varied as they are healthy.
Homemade Baked Cheese & Egg Quiche, buttered new potatoes and baked beans
Spiced Iced Carrot Cake with warm custard sauce
Fresh Homemade Meatballs served with a herby tomato sauce with spaghetti and cheesy garlic bread
Homemade Rich Chocolate Brownie
Cheese and Leek Bake with peas and sweetcorn
Newfeld Extra Special Biscuits
Chicken Chilli with rainbow rice and crisp tortilla bites
Waffle served with Greek yogurt
Battered Fish and Chips with mushy peas
Fruit Muffin and custard
Pizza wuth chips and tomato hoops
Fruit Slice with vanilla sauce
Homemade Meat & Vegetable Pudding with baby potatoes, gravy and a slice of pickled beetroot
Gingerbread with spiced cream
Hearty Chicken Casserole with vegetables and lentils served with buttered crusty bread
Tuna Pasta Bake
Vegan Sausage Rolls with potato smiles and baked beans
Doughnuts and ice cream
Oven Baked Sausage, Tomato & Butter Bean Casserole with creamed potatoes
Eves Puddng with warm vanilla sauce
Fish Fingers with jacket potato wedges, mushy peas and parsley sauce
Mixed Fruit Jelly and ice cream
Chicken Curry with naan bread and chips
Coconut topped Manchester Tart
Fresh Ravioli in Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with garlic and herb potatoes and garlic bread
Homemade Chocolate Sponge with chocolate sauce.
Beef Burgers, with fries and baked beans
Pancakes and chocolate mousse
Jacket potato or sandwich platters are served daily & special diets are also catered for.
Fresh fruit, yogurt, custard or milk sauce, water & semi skimmed milk are all available daily.
All meals in school are prepared in our kitchens using ingredients that have been locally and sustainably sourced. We offer many homemade dishes such as curries, healthy casseroles and vegetable accompaniments such as cauliflower cheese bake. These meals are prepared in accordance with Government guidelines and also take into account any allergies and religious beliefs.
Sandwiches and Jacket Potatoes are also available on a daily basis as an alternative to the main meal giving the children an option to choose.
Adaptations to the main meal (i.e. where a child doesn’t like spicy food) is also an option.
Many of the children prefer to have their meal on a plate, which is split into 3 sections allowing them to have their lunch as individual parts of a meal. This allows the children to make choices and to taste all individual portions of the meal or to blend them to their own preferences. This encourages choice and helps to establish a child’s likes and dislikes.
Children can also to come up to the serving hatch, where possible, to give them more independence and allow them to use their communication skills.
School for Autism
Although the school for autism shares the same menu as the SEND school, the way in which it is served is very different.
Many of these dishes are served with a separate sauce as many of the children on the autism spectrum prefer to have little or no sauce. Various breads and crackers with assorted sandwich fillings along with a fresh vegetable snack pot are also offered daily should the children not wish to have the hot school meal. This is to allow exploration of different textures as part of sensory experience and preferences.
Similar to the SEND school, children can use a plate which is in 3 sections allowing them to have their lunch as individual parts of a meal.
Children are encouraged to come up to the serving hatch where possible to give them more independence and allow them to use their communication skills whether that is by voice or PECS boards.
The lunchtime sittings are kept quite small (around 15 children per sitting) to give the children more time to try different tastes and textures and also to enjoy their lunch in a calming environment.
Here at Newfield School we take the children’s allergies very seriously.
All the kitchen staff have attended Allergy Awareness training. Each food item is allergy checked and the data is available for all staff members and/or parents to refer to. We have a Daily Diets Book which lists all the children with allergies relating to that particular meal on a daily basis. All the children with allergies have their lunch prepared in a certain area of the kitchen where it is free from risk of cross-contamination. All these foods are cooked and served using separate utensils and equipment.
Individual requests and considerations can be discussed between the catering team and the parents/carers, as well as the dietician at any time or during a child’s induction to the school.
We offer taster meals to encourage children to try different tastes and textures to support them possibly progressing to having a full school meal. They are served on the portion plates mentioned earlier. This consists of smaller portions or samples of the meals on offer to encourage exploration and variety of foods the child is willing to eat. This can be a particular issue for some children on the autism spectrum.
Taster meals are offered in the hope that the child will be willing to take up a full school meal option.
You are welcome to come into school to discuss your child’s dietary requirements at any time.
Please contact your Jill Kettle should you wish to arrange to do this.
Newfield Kitchen offers a pureed meal to those children who require it.
These meals are nutritionally well-balanced and are based on the same menu as the SEND School. However, we use a wider range of vegetables as these can be blended down to a texture and consistency which is more manageable for the children. We also add extra proteins and fats should the children require it. All these meals are served on a plate divided into 3 sections allowing the children to experience different tastes and textures.
A pureed dessert or pureed fruit is available on a daily basis.
A list of the pureed meals can be viewed here
We are proud to hold a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 (Very Good) from the food standards Agency
Visit the Food Standards Agency for further details of our rating.
We have been awarded the Recipe 4 Health award
For further details about the Recipe 4 Health award scheme please visit the Blackburn with Darwen website here.