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School Menu 2023

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School meals are a requirement for all pupils in the Lower School, with increasing numbers of Sixth Formers also buying a daily ticket for a school lunch. 

A new menu is provided each term which adheres to the Government’s nutritional standards and healthy eating policy. The menu follows a three-week cycle with a different main meal and vegetarian option each day, together with vegetables and pudding. There is always fresh bread, a self-service salad bar and fresh fruit salad. Everything is freshly made from scratch in the kitchen each morning, including the bread, coleslaw and desserts.

Ms Buckman’s day begins at 7am with the delivery of fresh groceries, including organic vegetables. All the fruit and vegetables are delivered fresh except for broccoli and sweetcorn which arrive frozen. Some of the produce is organic. 

With an ever-growing number of pupils with medical conditions that restrict their diet, the school successfully integrates these children so they can eat lunch alongside their peers. Parents of children with such dietary restrictions are met with in advance the Office Manager can go through the lunch menus to identify any red flags and organise free-from meals where necessary. Mr Rammelt also supervises blood sugar readings and insulin injections for children with diabetes and sugary snacks are available at all times in his office, if needed.

Ms Buckman is an incredibly popular figure at the Vaughan and she takes immense care to ensure that the boys relish their lunch. The menu is constantly adapted based on her assessment of what pupils enjoy eating. A breakfast service, is provided from 7.30am - 8.15 am each morning in the Main Hall. At breakfast, pupils can purchase a range of freshly made hot and cold items including bacon rolls, blueberry muffins, fruit and toast. This initiative has proven to be very popular with pupils.

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The school is fortunate to have such a dedicated catering team. We thank Ms Buckman and her team for playing such a critical role in school life.