Lunchtimes

Lunchtimes

Our school has been awarded Enhanced Healthy School status which means we are constantly working to promote the health and well-being of our entire school community.

Our meals are catered in line with our food policy and reflects our total commitment to being a healthy school. Meals are catered for in the Ground Floor Hall, with Nursery and Reception classes starting at 11.30am, Key Stage 1 classes starting from 12pm and then Key Stage 2 from 12.30pm onwards.

School Dinners

Cooked school lunches are available each day for children whose parents wish them to have one. The cost of school meals changes slightly every year but at present is £2.00 per day per child.

Cash or a cheque (payable to Burdett-Coutts school) for the correct amount should be paid at the beginning of each week to the school office and parents can choose to pay weekly or half termly. If your child is attending school for the first time, or you would like your child to start having school dinners, then please contact the school office to let us know.

Menu : Autumn 2021

Our new menus have been created in consultation with our pupils and is cooked by our own school catering team. We no longer outsource for our lunch provision and our decision to move to inhouse catering was to ensure that we had greater say, not only over menu design, but also the quality of suppliers and the goods purchased.

We now have a butcher local to the London area supplying our meat (farm assured), with all fruit and vegetables sourced from Covent Garden Market. Over 80% of all food prepared and cooked on site is fresh with deliveries twice a week from our new suppliers. This change to food quality is part of a bigger school initiative, aimed at improving health and wellbeing for all school pupils and adults, whilst also considering food miles of the produce and suppliers used.

Please click on the tabs below to see our menus for the Autumn Term (3-week rotation). Alternatively you can view and/or download a copy here (PDF) or request a print-out from the school office.

A new menu will be in place for Winter (November to February), Spring (March to May) and Summer (June and July).

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Main Spinach & Ricotta
Tortellini
& Sage Butter
Jerk Seasoned Roasted Chicken Breast/Drumsticks
& Gravy
Cumberland Sausages
& Onion Gravy
Fajitas & Beef/Chicken fillings Fish Cakes
& Tartare Sauce
Main vegetarian  Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini
& Sage Butter
Double Bean & Roasted Pepper Chilli Vegetable Sausages Beef & Quorn Chilli Stuffed Half Peppers with
Rice & Cheddar Cheese
Starchy side Garlic Bread Jollof/Plain Rice Mash Potato Included in dish Herbed Rice
Vegetable Roasted Mediterranean Vege Medley Spinach with/without Bacon Green Beans & Baby Carrots Lettuce, grated cheese,
sliced peppers & grilled onions salad bar
Minted Peas
Salad Tomato & Cucumber
Artichoke & Zucchini
& 3 assorted salads
Tomato & Cucumber
Couscous Salad
& 3 assorted salads
Tomato & Cucumber
Waldorf Salad
& 3 assorted salads
Tomato & Cucumber
Potato Salad
& 3 assorted salads
Tomato & Cucumber
Coleslaw
& 3 assorted salads
Dessert Fresh fruit yogurt (50% fruit content)
Fresh fruit
Cheese & Crackers
Fresh fruit
Apple Crumble
& custard
Fresh fruit
Blackcurrant Jelly
& Ice Cream
Fresh fruit
Chocolate Sponge
with/without cream
Drink Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk

Week 2 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Main Macaroni Cheese & Smoked Chicken Fresh Beef Burgers in a Brioche Bun & fillings Stir Fry Beef in Teriyaki Sauce Pulled Pork Wraps Fish Fingers
Main vegetarian  Macaroni Cheese (v) Vege Burgers in a Brioche Bun
& fillings
Stir Fry Veg & Quorn in Teriyaki Sauce Quorn Wraps Sweetcorn & Courgette Fritters (sour cream dressing)
Starchy side Sandwich selection French Fries Rice with Lime
& Coriander
Included in dish Seasoned Wedges
Vegetable Split Green Beans See Salads Sugar Snap Peas
& Broccoli
Corn on the Cob Baby Carrots
& Peas
Salad Tomato & Cucumber
Couscous Salad
& 3 assorted salads
Fillings: Sliced tomatoes, beetroot, lettuce & cheese
Potato Salad
Coleslaw
Tomato & Cucumber
Red Cabbage Slaw
& 3 assorted salads
Fillings: tomatoes, lettuce, grilled onions & sour cream
Potato Salad
Coleslaw
Tomato & Cucumber
Roasted Veg Salad
& 3 assorted salads
Dessert Fresh fruit yogurt (50% fruit content)
Fresh fruit
Flapjack
Fresh fruit
Victoria Sponge
Fresh fruit
Lime Jelly
& Ice Cream
Fresh fruit
Apple Shortcake
Drink Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk

Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Main Lemon & Garlic Chicken Pizza: Pepperoni, sliced peppers, olives & onions Jacket Potato Lasagne Battered Fish
Main vegetarian  Quiche Pizza: Margarita, sliced peppers, olives & onions Jacket Potato Vegetarian Lasagne Spanish Omelette
Starchy side Herbed Rice Wedges Included in dish Included in dish French Fries
Vegetable Roasted Vegetable Medley Sliced Carrots & Split Green Beans Fillings: Baked beans, grated cheese, tuna mayo, bacon bits, grilled onions & sour cream Sliced Green Beans Sweetcorn & Peas
Salad Tomato & Cucumber
Red Cabbage Slaw
& 3 assorted salads
Tomato & Cucumber
Artichoke & Zucchini
& 3 assorted salads
Tomato & Cucumber
Coleslaw
& 3 assorted salads
Tomato & Cucumber
Waldorf Salad
& 3 assorted salads
Tomato & Cucumber
Pasta Salad
& 3 assorted salads
Dessert Fresh fruit yogurt (50% fruit content)
Fresh fruit
Chocolate Mousse
Fresh fruit
Shortbread
Fresh fruit
Strawberry Jelly
& Ice Cream
Fresh fruit
Fresh Fruit Salad
Drink Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk Water/Milk

Packed Lunches

We encourage our children to eat a healthy packed lunch containing items from all the food groups to ensure a balanced meal. So that they meet the same food standards that our prepared school lunches have to, our packed lunch requirements have changed and the following items are no longer permitted:

  • Crisps
  • Fruit juice, Actimel or other probiotic drinks
  • Small pre-packed bags of biscuits
  • Kit-Kats or chocolate bars

Ideally all packed lunches should contain 80% fresh food that is not processed or pre-packaged – here are some ideas:

  • Sandwich, bread rolls, wraps or pasta (ideally in a thermal flask if warm as we cannot reheat food)
  • Salads, vegetable sticks & fruit
  • A couple of small biscuits or a small slice of cake (healthy)
  • Yogurt and/or cheese

You can find great packed lunch ideas from NHS Change For Life as well as inspirational recipes from BBC GoodFood. Packed lunches should always be labelled clearly with your child’s name and left on the trolley in the morning.

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM):

  • From September 2014, all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils attending state-funded schools will be eligible for free school meals. This is known as Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) scheme.
  • Further details regarding eligibility for UIFSM can be found on the Westminster website, along with an application form to apply.
  • If you have any queries regarding this, please contact the school office and we will try our best to assist you.