We are always in the mood for good food!
We are Aspens Services, a market leading contract catering company specialising in school food.
We only work in the education sector, so we know what our customers want. Mixing this knowledge with an understanding of what’s hot in the food world, sparks creativity and excitement in our chefs. Our kitchens provide delicious home cooked food each day and cater for individual dietary requirements.
We don’t just provide food - we play our part to educate children and raise awareness about nutrition, food and where it comes from, so that they can make informed and mindful choices. Feeding our future. Please see more at www.aspens-services.com
We push the boundaries here with fascinating dishes that grab a lot of attention in the world of food. We understand that tastes are expanding and students are keen for the chance of new food experiences. We also don’t forget that familiarity and comfort are what so many want, so we have plenty of choices to fit the bill. With important learning to be done, we make sure that we are feeding healthy minds as well bodies.
World Kitchen is our main secondary meal offer. With food drawing on Asian, African, Caribbean, and more traditional fare, the menu includes street food dishes, handheld versions with vegetarian and vegan choices and sides available.
The menu rotates on a three-week basis and refreshes for Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons. More than 55% of our ingredients come from local businesses with fresh fruit and vegetables from A David and fresh meat and dairy from Lye Cross Farm. Here’s the current menu:
The cost of a school meal for KS2 children (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) is £2.35 a day payable in advance on Select. Parents and children are encouraged to choose the meals they would like to order on a weekly basis. You can choose to have a packed lunch from home one day and a hot school meal the next - it is very flexible.
Our kitchen at Blagdon School has been given a 5 for its Food Hygiene Rating.
See the NHS Change4life website for healthy, tasty lunchbox ideas.
Free School Meals
Free School Meals are also available to some older children according to family income. It is important to register for Free School Meals, whatever age your child is, even if they are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. This is because the School can gain additional funding (called Pupil Premium) which can be used to help your child in a variety of ways.
Children are entitled to Free School Meals if their parents, carers or guardians receive any of the following:
- income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit with annual Take Home Pay/Net Earnings below £7,400 (which equals £616.67 per month) benefits not include