Lunch Menus

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.

Week One

Monday

Homemade Baked Cheese & Egg Quiche, buttered new potatoes and baked beans

Spiced Iced Carrot Cake with warm custard sauce

Tuesday

Fresh Homemade Meatballs served with a herby tomato sauce with spaghetti and cheesy garlic bread

Homemade Rich Chocolate Brownie

Wednesday

Cheese and Leek Bake with peas and sweetcorn

Newfeld Extra Special Biscuits

Thursday

Chicken Chilli with rainbow rice and crisp tortilla bites

Waffle served with Greek yogurt

Friday

Battered Fish and Chips with mushy peas

Fruit Muffin and custard

Week Two

Monday

Pizza wuth chips and tomato hoops

Fruit Slice with vanilla sauce

Tuesday

Homemade Meat & Vegetable Pudding with baby potatoes, gravy and a slice of pickled beetroot

Gingerbread with spiced cream

Wednesday

Hearty Chicken Casserole with vegetables and lentils served with buttered crusty bread

Cheesecake

Thursday

Tuna Pasta Bake

Strawberry Whip

Friday

Vegan Sausage Rolls with potato smiles and baked beans

Doughnuts and ice cream

Week Three

Monday

Oven Baked Sausage, Tomato & Butter Bean Casserole with creamed potatoes

Eves Puddng with warm vanilla sauce

Tuesday

Fish Fingers with jacket potato wedges, mushy peas and parsley sauce

Mixed Fruit Jelly and ice cream

Wednesday

Chicken Curry with naan bread and chips

Coconut topped Manchester Tart

Thursday

Fresh Ravioli in Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with garlic and herb potatoes and garlic bread

Homemade Chocolate Sponge with chocolate sauce.

Friday

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.

School Meals

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.

Allergies

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.

Taster Meals

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.

Pureed Meals

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.

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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.

School lunch being served

Once every three weeks children get a ‘Friday treat’ which is a favourite meal children vote for through the school council. School lunch… whatever happened to green minty custard?!

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2PW

01254 588 600

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