We are really proud to have our catering team “in-house” across our SENDAT schools. Our team have a wealth of knowledge and are experienced in the kitchen as well as working with students with additional needs.
We are committed to providing high quality healthy meals that are presented well.
The menus are given on the following pages, but if you require further information for specialist diets and allergies please contact the school.
Meet the team
SENDAT - Alan Cash Catering Manager
Chalk Hill - Trish Middleton Head of Kitchen
Duke of Lancaster - Sara Higgins Head of Kitchen
Priory - Vicky Baxter Head of Kitchen
Stone Lodge - Ann Jarrett Head of Kitchen
SENDAT Catering News
School meals £2.30 per day; £11.50 per week. Our preferred payment method is +Pay on ParentMail. Payment is required in advance.
Packed lunches should be provided in named lunch-boxes. Sweets, chewing gum, fizzy drinks and glass drink containers are not allowed in school.
Children are welcome to carry well-sealed plastic bottles of water for personal use, particularly during the summer months.
Because so many of our pupils leave home early and travel long distances to school the kitchen staff serve healthy snacks and fresh fruit at morning break time. Items are priced at 10 and 20 pence and provide pupils with a good opportunity to plan their spending and handle money.
Free School Meals
Food for thought – There are around 5,000 young people in Suffolk who are eligible for a free school meal but are not currently claiming one. If they all claimed the meal they are entitled to, Suffolk Schools would be £5 million better off.
More than 12,000 children in Suffolk already receive a free school meal. This saves their families around £400 a year and gives between £935 & £1320 (per child) of additional funding to their school to assist with educational supplies and projects.
THERE IS NOW A NEW QUICK AND EASY WAY TO APPLY USING THE NEW ONLINE SYSTEM THROUGH SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK:
Is your child eligible?
Your child will be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- If you are supported under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week.
To check if your child is eligible, simply call 01473 260989