At Stroud School, the pupils' health and wellbeing is at the root of everything we do. We aim to deliver fresh food we can be proud of; food that will sharpen the mind, energise, and rejuvenate the body, and produce dishes that make our pupils smile. This does, of course, involve a treat or two occasionally, but we make sure they are made fresh and contain healthy ingredients where possible.
All children have lunch at school and are served wholesome, healthy meals that are cooked on the premises. Special diets are catered for and vegetarian and vegan menus are available. Included in our wrap around care is our Breakfast Club, Tea Club and after school care.
With our ‘creating fresh food from scratch ethos’, we try to incorporate fresh food wherever possible, from breakfast clubs’ fresh fruit to a selection of homemade breads. Lunches range from a tasty roast to chicken salad wraps or a lean and green cottage pie (with a higher percentage or vegetables added). We try to incorporate vegetables into as many main meals where we can, as well as fresh compound salads using quinoa and cous-cous and other modern food types giving the children a range of choices to suit their dietary requirements.
Our menus are designed to suit all ages through the school. On those days where we might be having a lovely curry, we understand the younger years' palates may not be ready for spices just yet, so we provide an alternative range on the hot plate, so everyone is happy.
We are proud of our ingredients and committed to supporting British and Irish farmers. All our meat, milk, cream and eggs and fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables are Red Tractor certified and all our seafood is sustainably sourced and MSC/Responsible Irish Fish certified.
We also source over 80 Fairtrade ingredients from fair and ethical trading organisations.
Richness of school life demands a lot from our pupils, academic performance, sport, the arts, even their daily social life. If our pupils are to get the absolute best out of every facet of school life, balanced with positive wellbeing, they need carefully crafted nutrition and a nurturing environment.