At the Skegness Academy we provide a high quality catering service to pupils and staff, offering a balanced and healthy choice of food.
For many pupils, lunch is the principal meal of their day. Meal times should be relaxed and fun whilst also providing all the ingredients necessary to assist with pupils' concentration and learning.
At the Academy, we prefer to manage the catering provision ourselves; this gives us more control and choice over the food we offer. We operate a rolling six week menu, to ensure a wide variety. Please click here for a sample menu.
Other food items are:-
Cold Baguettes - £1.00
Large Baguettes - £1.50
Salads (Ham, Cheese or Tuna) - £1.50
Pasta or Rice Pots - £1.00
Tortilla Wraps - £1.00
Meal deals for £2.30 include a hot main meal, a drink and a pudding or a small baguette/pasta, a drink and a cookie.
The Skegness Academy Food Policy
Food and drink provision throughout the Academy day
National nutritional standards for school lunches
Food prepared by the Academy Catering Team meets the national standards for school lunches www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk.
At break time our pupils are offered a range of healthy snacks and fruit items.
Drinks on offer include still water, low fat flavoured milks and no added sugar fruit juices.
Use of food as a reward
The Academy does not encourage the regular eating of sweets or other foods high in sugar or fat, especially as a reward for good behaviour, academic or other achievements.
The Academy provides a free supply of drinking water in the dining room at breakfast, break and lunch times.
Food and drink brought into the Academy
The Academy discourages the consumption of snacks that are both high in fat and sugar at break time. We offer a variety of snacks to our pupils, for example yoghurts, fresh fruit, pasta salads, toasted teacakes, English muffins, toast and crumpets.
Packed Lunches brought to the Academy by pupils
We encourage parents and carers to provide their children with packed lunches that adhere to national standards. This is achieved by promoting healthy packed lunch options using the principles of the Balance of Good Health.
Special Dietary Requirements
Vegetarians and vegans
The Academy caterers offer a vegetarian option for lunch every day. When necessary the Academy will also offer a vegan option.
Food allergy and food intolerance
Individual care plans are created for pupils with food allergies. These document symptoms and adverse reactions, actions to be taken in an emergency, and emergency contact details. The Academy caterers are made aware of any food allergies or food intolerance and requests for special diets are submitted through an agreed process.
Appropriate food safety precautions are taken when food is prepared and stored. These vary depending on the food on offer and include:
- ensuring adequate storage and washing facilities are available making sure that refrigerators are used when necessary
- ensuring that food handlers undergo appropriate food hygiene training
- ensuring suitable equipment and protective clothing are available
Any food hazards are identified and controlled. We consult our local Environmental Health Department about legal requirements where necessary.
Catering Team :-
Mr S Savage - Catering Manager
Ms J Sykes - Chef
Mrs S Redford - Assistant Chef
Mrs J Harrison - Kitchen Assistant
Mrs E Ellis - Kitchen Assistant
Mrs C Cran - Kitchen Assistant
Ms A Morgan - Kitchen Assistant