School Meals

Catering

The Catering Service at Beckfoot Oakbank is managed in-house by our Catering Manager, Denise Davis. Denise heads up a team of experienced staff and many of them have supported Beckfoot Oakbank as parents and as members of staff for more than 10 years. Our overall aim is to provide nutritious food that is value for money for all our students. We offer a varied menu for all tastes and cultures and provide a pleasant environment and atmosphere in which to eat.

We operate a Cashless Catering system in school, which shares the common biometric database that is used for our printing system and our Learning Resource Centre for issuing library books. Student accounts can be topped up two ways. Firstly, parents can deposit funds by debit or credit card online through the ParentPay website. Secondly, students can put cash in one of the three Revaluation units located in the Atrium. Using ParentPay also has the advantage that parents can monitor exactly what their child is eating on a daily basis. This method is also used to pay for school trips, shop purchases and over available services.

For those students entitled to free school meals, your daily allowance is credited to your account automatically each day. You can also top this up with additional money if you wish.

The school adheres to the mandatory food based standards for secondary schools and we provide allergen information on all the food we serve.

We have also been awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 stars by the local authority.

Serving Times:

BREAKFAST 8:00am - 8:30am – CEREAL, BACON SANDWICHES, TOAST, 
FRUIT TOAST, CRUMPETS AND A SELECTION OF HOT & COLD DRINKS
BREAK – 10.30-10.50 – YEARS 7,8,12 & 13
        10.50-11.10 – YEARS 9, 10 & 11
PIZZA SLICES, BAGELS, TOASTED PANINI’S, BAGUETTES & SANDWICHES AND 
A SELECTION OF FRESH FRUIT AND COLD DRINKS
LUNCH - 12.10 – 12.40 YEARS 7, 8 & 12
        12.40 – 1.10 YEARS 9, 10, 11 & 13

TWO HOT MAIN CHOICES WITH VEGETABLES & POTATOES, HOT GRAB 
& GO SNACKS, A SELECTION OF HOT & COLD DESSERTS, HOT PASTA CHOICES, 
BAGUETTES, SANDWICHES, A SELECTION OF SALADS & JACKET POTATOES 
WITH A VARIETY OF FILLINGS.

Eating Outlets

Plated meal deals are available daily and consist of one hot main choice with vegetables & Potatoes plus a choice of dessert, piece of fruit or fruit juice drink. These are currently £2.30 (the value of a Free School Meal).

Hot pasta with a choice of sauces is available from the Hot Pasta Bar from £1.80.

The Deli Bar sells a variety of salads and cold pasta pots in addition to jacket potatoes with a range of hot & cold fillings at prices starting from £1.10.

The Sandwich Bar provides a range of freshly made baguettes with prices from £1.55 to £1.75, sandwiches from £1.40 to £1.80 and a variety of other cold snacks and drinks.

Fresh drinking water is provided at various points in the school, to enable students to fill their water bottles. Bottled water can be purchased at a cost of 50p and a selection of other juice drinks and milkshakes are available.

Other Information

Wherever possible we source our food locally using reputable suppliers. One of the advantages of in- house catering is that we can change suppliers and products to meet the needs of the service and in response to student and staff requests.

We firmly believe that the only way to develop and improve our service is to listen to our customers so if you are a student, parent or carer we will be pleased to hear from you with your comments or suggestions.

Free School Meals

Claim Your Free School Meal Leaflet.

To apply online to Bradford Council for Free School Meals click here.

Students who are entitled to Free School Meals have their daily allowance automatically credited to their Cashless Card Account each day in time for break (any unspent allowance will be removed at the end of the school day). Students can top this up with additional money if they want to. Cashless Cards credited with Free School Meals look just the same as any other card (no-one will know that the student is claiming a Free School Meal).

For further information please contact Denise Davis on 01535 210111 or email at ddavis@oakbank.org.uk
If you would like any more information about nutrition or healthy eating please follow this link www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk