From September 2019 we will be running our own ‘in-house’ catering service named Eatwell. The governors took this decision to support us in our vision to run a catering service that provides fresh, healthy and filling meals to our students.
We will be having bread delivered at 4am each morning from Adkins, and our butchers will be providing high quality meat and we will limit the use of frozen products.
We want to provide a filling meal that is nutritious and tasty for our students, with less junk food such as sausage rolls and an increase in healthier food as this is what student surveys results have indicated a desire for.
Students have access to free cold drinking water with our new water stations. This means that the meal of the day will no longer include a drink and will be the meal and pudding only, this enables us to focus on bigger food portions and better quality meals.
We will be increasing the free school meal allocation to £2.40 each day this will match the meal of the day price for a main meal and pudding.
A large meal costs £2 – this could be a large filled roll and piece of fruit, a large portion of pasta topped with cheese (optional) and garlic bread, or the main meal of the day. A pudding can be added for 40p.
We have reduced the food offered at break time and now offer smaller, healthier snacks that are fruit or oat based. This is for two reasons, we want students to opt in to the free breakfast scheme and fill up before lessons start and we then want them to have access to a smaller healthier snack at break but then be hungry at lunch for a healthy, filling meal.
All of our menus and prices, including Family Dining, can be found below.
Menus and Price Lists
Free School Meals
The way free school meals are applied for has changed meaning we no longer make our applications through Nottinghamshire County Council.
We are asking all parents/carers to sign up for the new service using the link below regardless of their employment status. Once enrolled you will never need to reapply while your child is registered at Magnus. https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims
Once you have completed the application, your eligibility will be checked and you and the school will be informed of your eligibility status via email. The service will do a fortnightly recheck and if your eligibility has changed both you and the school will again be notified via email.
If you would rather that we did the application for you then please complete the form below and return it to us via email or at main reception.
If you would like some more information and guidance on making an application, please contact Mrs Bingham by email CBingham@Magnusacademy.co.uk.