Breakfast and Lunch at Archbishop Blanch
The catering offer for pupils at Archbishop Blanch has always had a focus given to ensuring that pupils are offered food that they will enjoy and that will offer value for money. Meeting the School Food Plan’s “Food Standards” and cooking with fresh ingredients purchased from local suppliers is another area of priority. We have recently introduced a new winter menu which has proved to be a great success with both pupils and staff. We have brought modern street food culture into school, offering exciting, fresh & healthy ingredients every lunchtime. Beef & Broccoli Noodle Pot, Chilli Nachos, Pasta Pot Bolognese, Southern Fried Chicken Wrap, Macaroni Cheese with Focaccia, Fish Finger Wrap, Tikka Tub & Rice…. the list goes on and is ever changing and always interesting.
Payment for food and drink bought in school is made using a cashless system. This is a fast, easy payments system which ensures that pupils spend a minimum amount of time at the counter. Credit is loaded onto a pupil’s account through the School Gateway and then used at the counter to make a purchase; this also lessens the pressure for pupils loading cash onto their accounts during the school day. Parents are able to control spending and view purchases and balances online.
See separate information regarding School Gateway Access.
All the fresh meat used in school comes from a reputable local butcher called Hogans. They are based in Knowsley and have supplied to schools & local authorities since 1990.
Fruit & Vegetables
Fruit & vegetables are supplied by Foreshaws of Ormskirk. 50 years of growing preparing and supplying ensures that the best local and market produce is supplied.
Free School Meals
We urge parents in receipt of the following benefits to apply for Free School Meals for your child:Income Support, Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income related Employment Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
Applying for Free School Meals will allow the school to receive extra funding(Pupil Premium) which will help with equipment, resources, extra curricular clubs & support for your child.
Please click on the link below for information on applying for Free School Meals.
New Allergen regulations came into place in 2014. All staff at Archbishop Blanch have received training to ensure that they are able to deal with any allergen request and the required allergen information is available should it be needed.