Stone Bay School is fortunate to have an in-house Catering Staff Team who work with the education and residential education staff teams to provide every pupil with a varied, wholesome, nutritious and interesting diet. Our Catering Manager adheres to the Government’s food and nutrition based standards for school lunches and uses information and ideas from the School Food Trust.
Our Catering Team provides for the dietary requirements of all pupils. This includes sourcing specialist foods for pupils who require dairy free, gluten free or wheat free diets as well as catering for the needs of pupils who may have food allergies or intolerences.
Children and young people with autism may refuse to eat certain food items or prefer to eat the same food at each meal. In consultation with the pupils parents and with the education and residential education staff teams, the catering staff encourage our students to tolerate and try new foods.
The Sixth Form hosts a Café Experience each week for the whole school. Our catering staff work alongside the pupils in preparing food to sell in the Café. This is one of the highlights of the school week for both pupils and staff!
The school has recently introduced themed days, in which a special lunch is provided by the catering team. Themes include celebrating our four national saints’ days, American Independence Day, Bastille Day and of course – Christmas! These special days provide an opportunity to introduce the pupils to foods based around a theme and are an ideal opportunity for our pupils to eat together as a school community.