All children usually have the choice of having a hot school dinner or bringing a packed lunch to school.
However, for the first few weeks of the phased re-opening of schools June 2020, children will be provided with individual packed lunches rather than a hot meal. Hot dishes will then gradually be introduced and the menu shared with parents.
It is more important than ever that families who are entitled to Free School Meals claim for these. We will then be able to support yo if your child does not return to school and during the school holidays. Please complete the form below and contact the school office so that we can support you.
Harrison Catering Services has been awarded the contract to prepare meals for St.Vincent’s and a cluster of local schools starting April 2020. The official launch has been delayed due to the school closure and will now take place in September.
Harrison Catering Services is delighted to provide the catering for your school. Since its founding in 1994, Harrison has always been about quality fresh food prepared on-site and served by people who love what they do.
Harrison understands that what students eat affects their health and their ability to learn and perform in the classroom and on the field. Our catering team provides nutritious, balanced meals, and we work to educate the students on how to make healthier food choices. Our goal is to instil a love and understanding of fresh, healthy food at a young age that will positively influence them throughout life.
All Harrison staff receive training on how to prepare and serve healthier food through the company’s bespoke Eat Well Live Well© training programme and complete Smile accredited customer service training to ensure the best experience for customers. They are also encouraged and supported to
develop professionally throughout their career and the company provides many opportunities to achieve formal qualifications.
The Harrison team works closely with the school to tailor menus to the tastes and preferences of the students. It introduces further interest and excitement to menus through themed lunches and dinners ranging from holidays like Easter and Christmas to cuisines from around the world, tying these into the school curriculum whenever possible in a fun and stimulating way.
In October 2014, Harrison increased its commitment to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact by introducing its new range of completely compostable branded packaging across its business. The eco packaging is plastic free, low carbon and made using renewable, sustainably sourced, natural materials (trees, corn and sugar cane) and recycled materials and emits significantly less CO2 during manufacture than conventional packaging. It is certified compostable in under 12 weeks.
Harrison has a comprehensive food allergen and intolerance process and the Catering Team work closely with students and their families to address individual dietary needs.
ParentPay is the school online payment system that lets you make secure online payments by credit and debit card. You can also pay in cash at local PayPoint stores. It can be used to make cashless payments in schools for dinner money and activities such as trips and clubs.