Dining together is at the heart of School life. Each day our School caterers (Alliance in Partnership) serve a wide range of snacks and meals which are freshly prepared onsite using fresh and local ingredients, and all pupils eat together in the central atrium. All food and drink served in School meet the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark and the School Food Guidelines, and parents can check any items purchased using the School Gateway.
Our Catering Partner
We are delighted to be working with Alliance in Partnership as our catering partner. Alliance in Partnership (known as AiP) are passionate about ensuring that every child takes full advantage of their learning opportunities, and to do this you need to have a well-balanced and healthy diet.
The food AiP offer is predominantly home-cooked, using fresh and seasonal ingredients, and cooking practices aim to minimise fat and sugar content, as well as the minimising the loss of important nutrients like Vitamin C in vegetables.
They aim to provide food that is healthy and nutritious, which will exceed your needs and expectations, and also tastes delicious.
Topping up your Child’s Dinner Money
To top up your child’s account, or check what they have purchased, please go to School Gateway online or access the School Gateway app.
Free School Meals
Parents or carers who receive certain benefits are eligible for their child to receive free School Meals. To use the Free School Meals checker, log onto www.link2ict.org/fsm to find out if you are eligible, or ask at reception for details. This is the only proof of eligibility that the School is able to accept.
Usually, our menus run on a 3 week cycle, and deliver exciting and modern food. They offer a variety of options from a light snack and a coffee with friends, breakfast to start your day, and of course, a full meal at lunchtime.
Please see an example of our menus here: University of Birmingham School Menus.
At breakfast time, our offer includes yoghurts, muffins, toast, fresh fruit and more.
At morning break there is a variety of home-made baguettes, sandwiches, wraps, bagels, toast and filled toasties. There is also a daily ‘Guest Offer’ which includes hot paninis, home baked products, which can all be complimented with delicious cup of Arabica Bean coffee!
At lunchtime there is a variety of freshly prepared meals, including a daily Guest Special Dish, pasta, jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings, and a wide selection of sandwiches, baguettes and wraps from our New York Deli Range. A selection of delicious desserts is available every day, including fresh fruit and yoghurt as an alternative.
Allergen and Special Dietary Requirements
We are able to supply a full allergen breakdown if required. An overview of allergy information is provided here. AiP’s Quality and Nutrition Manager, Amy Teichman, will be delighted to discuss needs with any parent/guardian whose child suffers with severe or multiple allergies and may need to have specific menus tailored to their needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to speak to Amy.