School Meals

Our school dinners are prepared on site by our catering team, Lou, Fee and Sarah, and are served in our main hall.


Book and pay for your childs meals

School meals cost £2.35 and are booked and paid for every half term in advance.

You can only book and pay for school meals on Parent Pay.

Click here for help with Parent Pay

Universal Infant Free School Meals

All children aged 4-7 are entitled to free school meals (Kindergartens and Class 1). Let reception know if your child requires vegan or gluten free choices.

Free School Meals (other than KS1)

If you think you may be entitled to free school meals on the basis of your family circumstances, please collect a form from reception.


Current Menu*

*Please be aware our menu changes every half term

Day
of
Week
Week 1
4 Jan
16 Jan
30 Jan
Week 2
9 Jan
23 Jan
6 Feb
Main Desert Main Desert
Mon Hearty veg soup, homemade bread roll with chunks of cheese Homemade Custard and crumble Hearty veg soup, homemade bread roll with chunks of cheese Homemade Custard and crumble
Tue Macaroni cheese with carrots and peas Fruit salad Tomato and basil pasta with selection of salads Fruit salad
Wed Fees butternut squash and sweet potato curry with brown rice Yoghurt and fruit compot Shortcrust veg pie with little roasties and gravy Yoghurt and fruit compot
Thu Shepherd's pie, seasonal greens and gravy Fruit West Town farm sausages, mash and gravy with carrots and peas Fruit
Fri Pizza with salads Biscuit Pizza and salads Biscuit

As well as the above menu, daily there will be a choice of:

  • Jacket potatoes and salads
  • A salad bar including carrot, pepper, cucumber, green salad, beanie salad, coleslaw (vegan), hummous, roasted seeds and olive oil based dressings.
  • Fruit instead of pudding

School food policy

Mission Statement

We will work to improve the health of the whole school community by equipping pupils, staff and their families with ways to establish healthy eating habits that benefit both themselves and the local / wider environment.

We will provide high quality food alongside food education. We will continue to support our local food network by using local and regional farms as much as possible. We will build upon our relationships with our senior managers and governors, building a positive school food culture.

Click here for the food policy (.pdf)


Packed Lunch guidelines

To tie in with our food policy we have compiled some new guidelines on packed lunches.

We are trying to build a healthy school food culture. We want our children to appreciation and understand how important what w e ingest is for our health and our learning. We want to install a sense of how important the ways in which our food is grown a nd how this impacts us and our environment.

Click here for the packed lunch guidelines (.pdf)


About our food

Here in Exeter we have an abundance of organic producers and we utilise as much organic produce as possible within the meals.

All milk, yoghurt and cream is organic from Ashclyst Dairy. All meat is from West Town Farm, Ide and is organic and pasture fed. We use organic short grain brown rice and the pasta is brown and organic when available.

Our vegetables and fruit come from Riverford and Shillingford Organics along with Milfords a local wholesaler. All ingredients are GM free and we do not use soya products (except for tofu).

Please let reception know about allergies, gluten free and vegan requirements.

Any questions please email lou.dudley@steineracademyexeter.org.uk


Links to our suppliers

Ashclyst Farm Dairy

Shillingford Organics

West Town Farm

Riverford Farm

F. Milford and Sons

Essential Trading Cooperative

MJ Baker Food Service