The school kitchen is lead by Mrs Appleton and is supported by Mrs Harrison, Mrs Hall, Mrs Rowley and Mrs Boulding. A few years ago, Turton & Edgworth C.E. / Methodist Primary School won the prestigious LACA award for the Best Self Managed Kitchen in the UK.The school dinner menu runs on a 3-week rotation with the menus available below to view. Allergen information and/or special dietary requirements are catered for and is available from Mrs Appleton in the school kitchen.
Mrs Appleton and her team work very hard in the kitchen to provide healthy meals for the children everyday! She also works with the children during lessons and enters competitions with the children. We promote excellent table manners and so every Monday the children who display their best manners have the honour of eating their lunch at the kings and queens table.
Our school council regularly meet to discuss the menu. Throughout the year there are special evenings and breakfasts that parents and children can attend. These have included Burkina Faso breakfasts and Tudor, Viking or Egyptian banquets. Mrs Appleton also provides the Year 6 pupils with a hearty breakfast during the week of their SATS tests.
School Meals cost £2.60 per day and must be paid in advance using our on-line payment system at, www.parentpay.com. Simply log on to your account and select School meals option. You do have the option of paying weekly, termly or even for the year. If you have not yet activated your account please speak to the school office who will be happy to help. Since 1st September 2014, the Government have commited to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 being eligible to receive a Universal Free School Meal.
We often have special lunch events including Chinese meals, American themed food, and Bonfire night lunch. At Easter and Christmas Mrs Appleton runs a hat competition and special menus.
During parents' evening the catering team also prepares a range of dishes for families to sample some of the meals from our menu!
Cooking in the Classroom
Mrs Appleton also works with children during lessons and enters competitions. Cooking and baking forms a part of the curriculum throughout school and links with our ethos of supporting those less fortunate than us and also using the produce that is grown, on the school grounds, by our own children!