The Ash tree
We are really lucky to have a purpose built kitchen and dining facilities on site which was opened in 2016. We have three trained chefs who provide healthy, hot, nutritious meals to the children of High Ash everyday.
Lunch is served between 12:15pm and 1:30pm. Key stage 1 children are served first and Key stage 2 classes come in afterwards on a rota basis. Children can choose where they sit in the dining room and children with a packed lunch still eat in the dining room even if they don’t have a school meal. Children are given coloured wristbands which correspond to the meal that has been chosen to them, which are shown to the catering team members who are serving. Any children who have an allergy are also given a yellow band which they keep on throughout the whole of their time in the dining room, to make all lunchtime staff aware that the child has an allergy.
Children have the choice of seasonal vegetables or salad to have with their meal. We have a fabulous salad bar, where the children can help themselves to what they want.
Lunchtime staff members encourage the children to eat as much as they can at lunchtime and to try new things.
When a child has finished their main meal, they scrape any left over food into the bin and put away their plate, cup and cutlery on the waste trolley.
We have a desserts table where the children can help themselves to the dessert of their choice. There are always 4 options; Fruit jelly, Fresh fruit and fruit yogurt are available daily, plus another daily dessert. If your child has an allergy, they will receive their dessert directly from the kitchen.