Catering & Menus
We are delighted to introduce Holroyd Howe who deliver our catering contract. Great food is at the very heart of Holroyd Howe's business. Our inspiring chefs strive every day to wow our pupils with new ideas and interesting meals whilst maintaining the traditional touches.
Founded in 1997 by Nick Howe and Rick Holroyd, Holroyd Howe is an independent caterer operating exclusively in the independent schools’ market. Their ethos and commitment to providing great fresh food served by well-trained people who really care has remained consistent. They write:
"We hope you like our ideas for the future. We always welcome you and your child’s feedback."
Holroyd Howe's Commitment to You
- We buy 100% of our meat and 90% of our fruit and vegetables from UK sources;
- Our eggs come from RSPCA Freedom Farm Assured sources only and are certified with the Red Lion Quality Mark;
- All our milk is produced from Red Tractor accredited farms;
- All our fresh bakery products are made on-site or by local bakers close to the School;
- No fish on the IUCN Threatened Species red list is used within our menus and our suppliers are prohibited from sourcing “At Risk” fish.
Healthy Eating & Food Allergies
At Holroyd Howe we wholeheartedly encourage a healthy lifestyle within our schools. We adhere to the principle of ‘getting the balance right’, which simply means having enough fruit and vegetables, protein, fibre and starchy foods whilst avoiding too much fat, sugar and salt. Our ultimate goal is to help pupils of all ages enjoy balanced meals containing good sources of protein and starch, accompanied by lots of vegetables, salad and fruit. If your child has an allergy or food intolerance please do let us know, we are experienced in catering for many different diets and our trained teams will provide them with an alternative meal, ensuring their dietary needs are met.
Fresh Local Seasonal Produce Every Day
We approach food with a simple, no fuss attitude. We use the best British ingredients, nothing processed, nothing added, just honest great food every day. We have established partnerships with a series of farmers, producers and artisan food suppliers in the local area. We work closely with these groups who help us ensure that we can meet our commitment to sourcing the finest British produce. The use of quality ingredients is at the heart of our food philosophy. By using local suppliers, our Chefs have the best available produce to create dishes that are seasonal and delicious.
Each term we hold a series of events, including theme days, competitions, demonstrations and tasting tables. We will let pupils know about them via our ‘Events’ Board in the dining room.
We cater for parents occasionally too. Usually this consists of (but is not limited to), Parents’ Evenings, Events, Parents’ tasting days, PTA Meetings and Sporting Events.
(Please note menus work on a 3-weekly cycle)