School Lunches

Our catering company is ASPENS; we started working with them in January 2022. They specialise in school food and only work in the education sector. Their kitchens provide home-cooked food each day and cater for individual dietary requirements. Their aim is not only to provide food but also to help educate children and raise awareness about nutrition, food and where it comes from, so that they can make informed and mindful choices. You can read more about them at www.aspens-services.co.uk

We were delighted with the results of our recent catering audit (October 2023), some of which we can share with you below:

 "The food standards at Prae Wood Primary School are really very high and the reputation of the school
and its food offer is being talked about in the local community. This success story is because of an
excellent dedicated and experienced unit manager but also due to Aspens supporting the school....
 
The food offer/standards being served are of an exceptional standard and is fully attributed to the
manager on site. The food is of a very high quality and beautifully presented. It is much more akin to a
restaurant than a school dining service. Well done to all involved. It is always such a pleasure to
witness such a high standard of food in a Primary School.
 
The salad bar is an extremely important part of the meal experience at Prae Wood Primary School to
both pupils and staff. The catering team have developed a super offer, and the school is keen that this
continues in its current format. I witnessed many pupils and staff enjoying the salad bar on the day of
the audit"

Schools are the ideal place for children to start their food adventures so it's the best time to encourage healthy food habits

Our ASPENS Team

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Meal pattern options at Prae Wood

If you would like to order a school lunch for your child, or change their existing meal pattern please email the School Office.

We require  2 week's notice, by email, to make any amendments, please email admin@praewood.herts.sch.uk.

 

The following meal pattern options are available:

  • School Lunch 5 days per week OR
  • School Lunch on a Thursday only (with a packed lunch from home on the other days) OR
  • Packed Lunch 5 days per week

Cost of school meals per day:

Nursery £2.00

Years R - 2 currently receive Universal Free School Meals priced at £2.41

Y3-Y6 £2.50

 

Please note that Halal meat is not used in any of the meat dishes on the menu

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We are always in the mood for good food!

 
We are Aspens Services, a market leading education 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 school meals 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.

 

We make sure that our Food Festival lunch menus are packed with comfort dishes and, at the same time, we help pupils to take their first steps with new tastes to explore.  We make the most of fruit and vegetables that are in season, because that’s when they taste best and are the most planet friendly too.

Food Festival Menu

 

The menu rotates on a three-week basis and refreshes for Autumn/Winter and Spring/ Summer seasons. 

 

Please click here for the new Spring B/ Summer Term menu, which will start from Monday 26th February

 

 *published dates and meal choices may be subject to change or amendment

Special Diets

Special diets are an integral part of our catering provision, whether as a result of an ethical or religious belief or a food intolerance or allergy. To register this as a requirement please complete and return the special diets form to the school as soon as possible. We operate a NUT FREE kitchen and school therefore no special dietary menu is required if your child has a Nut Allergy. 

 

Click here for the Aspens special diets form.

 

Spring/Summer Menus:

Please see below for a selection of our dietary menus for Spring B and Summer Terms:

Dairy Free menu, click here

Gluten Free menu, click here

Gluten and Dairy Free menu, click here

Spring B / Summer term 2024 menu
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Whizz Bang Sparkle Friday 3rd November
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Whizz Bang Sparkle menu on Friday 3rd November

Dietary / Allergy children will be catered for but Nursery children parents should email their childs meal choice if staying for lunch on this date to admin@praewood.herts.sch.uk asap.

 

Y5 AND Y6 GRAB AND GO 

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We are always in the mood for good food!

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Joining our Aspens team

It takes some pretty special people to make sure that we give our schoolchildren and young adults great food every day.  We are keen to add to our teams with talented people and so if you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills, let us know.

 

To find out more, please visit our website to learn more about our school meals.

 

 

 

Making great school food memories!

School Lunches

Our catering company is ASPENS; we started working with them in January 2022. They specialise in school food and only work in the education sector. Their kitchens provide home-cooked food each day and cater for individual dietary requirements. Their aim is not only to provide food but also to help educate children and raise awareness about nutrition, food and where it comes from, so that they can make informed and mindful choices. You can read more about them at www.aspens-services.co.uk

We were delighted with the results of our recent catering audit (October 2023), some of which we can share with you below:

 "The food standards at Prae Wood Primary School are really very high and the reputation of the school
and its food offer is being talked about in the local community. This success story is because of an
excellent dedicated and experienced unit manager but also due to Aspens supporting the school....
 
The food offer/standards being served are of an exceptional standard and is fully attributed to the
manager on site. The food is of a very high quality and beautifully presented. It is much more akin to a
restaurant than a school dining service. Well done to all involved. It is always such a pleasure to
witness such a high standard of food in a Primary School.
 
The salad bar is an extremely important part of the meal experience at Prae Wood Primary School to
both pupils and staff. The catering team have developed a super offer, and the school is keen that this
continues in its current format. I witnessed many pupils and staff enjoying the salad bar on the day of
the audit"

Schools are the ideal place for children to start their food adventures so it's the best time to encourage healthy food habits

Our ASPENS Team

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Meal pattern options at Prae Wood

If you would like to order a school lunch for your child, or change their existing meal pattern please email the School Office.

We require  2 week's notice, by email, to make any amendments, please email admin@praewood.herts.sch.uk.

 

The following meal pattern options are available:

  • School Lunch 5 days per week OR
  • School Lunch on a Thursday only (with a packed lunch from home on the other days) OR
  • Packed Lunch 5 days per week

Cost of school meals per day:

Nursery £2.00

Years R - 2 currently receive Universal Free School Meals priced at £2.41

Y3-Y6 £2.50

 

Please note that Halal meat is not used in any of the meat dishes on the menu

image

We are always in the mood for good food!

 
We are Aspens Services, a market leading education 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 school meals 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.

 

We make sure that our Food Festival lunch menus are packed with comfort dishes and, at the same time, we help pupils to take their first steps with new tastes to explore.  We make the most of fruit and vegetables that are in season, because that’s when they taste best and are the most planet friendly too.

Food Festival Menu

 

The menu rotates on a three-week basis and refreshes for Autumn/Winter and Spring/ Summer seasons. 

 

Please click here for the new Spring B/ Summer Term menu, which will start from Monday 26th February

 

 *published dates and meal choices may be subject to change or amendment

Special Diets

Special diets are an integral part of our catering provision, whether as a result of an ethical or religious belief or a food intolerance or allergy. To register this as a requirement please complete and return the special diets form to the school as soon as possible. We operate a NUT FREE kitchen and school therefore no special dietary menu is required if your child has a Nut Allergy. 

 

Click here for the Aspens special diets form.

 

Spring/Summer Menus:

Please see below for a selection of our dietary menus for Spring B and Summer Terms:

Dairy Free menu, click here

Gluten Free menu, click here

Gluten and Dairy Free menu, click here

Spring B / Summer term 2024 menu
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Whizz Bang Sparkle Friday 3rd November
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Whizz Bang Sparkle menu on Friday 3rd November

Dietary / Allergy children will be catered for but Nursery children parents should email their childs meal choice if staying for lunch on this date to admin@praewood.herts.sch.uk asap.

 

Y5 AND Y6 GRAB AND GO 

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We are always in the mood for good food!

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Joining our Aspens team

It takes some pretty special people to make sure that we give our schoolchildren and young adults great food every day.  We are keen to add to our teams with talented people and so if you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills, let us know.

 

To find out more, please visit our website to learn more about our school meals.

 

 

 

Making great school food memories!