Our dining service sits at the heart of the school day. It is a family-dining experience that allows children of all ages to come together to enjoy a high-quality meal, expertly cooked by one of our fully qualified chefs. Our whole-school food culture promotes neighbourliness and community spirit, we find that this is great way for children to develop essential social skills that are rooted in friendship, respect and kindness.
A Family Dining Experience
We have reduced the cost of a school meal by means of an upfront payment covering each day in a half or whole term. A school dinner can be purchased for the reduced cost of £1.60 per day rather than the average cost of £2.50 in other schools. This is a saving of £4.50 a week or £171 over the school year! This is only financially viable if enough families sign up.
These meals are prepared by our fully-qualified chefs Steve Hodge, Steven Barlow (BCPS) and Paul Christian (WCPS/MCPS), all of whom have many years of experience in the catering industry.
Meet our Chefs
Yeo Valley Primary School will continue to contract Devon Norse to provide school meals in their own professional kitchens. Meals are cooked fresh every day, include vegetarian options, and follow a three-weekly cycle of menus. Please visit the school website for more information.
Below you can view the current menu, allergen information and proceed to fill out your child’s order on the dining club form. You will receive a confirmation email containing your choices.
Information for the summer term dining menu is available via the links below
The school food standards
- Help children develop healthy eating habits.
- Ensure that they get the energy and nutrition they need across the whole school day.
- Cook food that looks good and tastes delicious.
- Talk to the children about what is on offer and recommend dishes.
- Eliminate queuing.
- Serve the food in a pleasant environment where they can eat with their friends.
- Provide a wide range of foods across the week including a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses or types of meat and fish.
- Use fresh, sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients
- Talk to them about what they are eating.
The School Dining Club has become a national case study and is featured on the School Food Plan website where there is information and examples of good practice www.schoolfoodplan.com