Update for Parents
With regard to the present industrial dispute the Primary Catering Service will continue to provide meals to pupils. If you have any queries regarding your ParentPay balance please contact DESC’s Finance Team by calling 686761 between the hours of 9am to 4pm.
Our school meals service provides a good range of healthy meal choices in order to fulfil some of the daily nutritional requirements of primary school children. Meals meet minimum requirements for protein, zinc, iron and vitamins and don't exceed maximum recommended levels of salt, sugar and fat.
The school meals service serves up some 3,000 meals a day, or well over half a million a year, to primary school pupils.
Menus are on a 3 week cycle (see below) and are completely changed twice a year, in the autumn and spring, to ensure pupils enjoy a variety of foods.
The school meals service welcomes feedback on its meals, new ideas and recipes. For more information on school meals please visit the wiki, telephone +44 1624 685709 or email the school meals office.
Children from families on one or more of the following benefits may be entitled to free school meals when attending schools maintained by the Department of Education and Children:
- Income based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Employed Person’s Allowance
- Income Support
For further information contact:
Corporate Services Division
Isle of Man
+44 1624 685820
School meals menu - Winter 2019/2020
|WEEK ONE - Mondays 4 & 25 November, Monday 16 December, Monday 20 January, Monday 10 February, Mondays 9 & 30 March|
|Main One||Main Two||Served with||Dessert|
|Monday||4 November, 25 November, 16 December, 20 January, 10 February, 9 March, 30 March||Salmon and Dill Fishcakes||Quorn Burgers V||Oven Baked Chips & Mushy Peas OR Salad Bar available||Lemon and Lime Mousse|
|Tuesday||5 November, 26 November, 17 December, 21 January, 11 February, 10 March, 31 March||Chicken & Ham Pasta Bake served with Garlic Bread & Peas and Sweetcorn||Jacket Potato with Cheese or Tuna or Baked Beans||Salad bar available||Apple Strudel|
|Wednesday||6 November, 27 November, 18 December, 22 January, 12 February, 11 March, 1 April||Meatballs in a Tomato and Basil Sauce||Vegan Meatballs in a Tomato and Basil Sauce VG||Pitta Pockets and Vegetable Rice OR salad bar available||Vanilla Sponge and Custard|
|Thursday||7 November, 28 November, 19 December, 23 January, 13 February, 12 March, 2 April||Roast Pork & Stuffing served with Gravy, Roast Potatoes, Carrot & Swede||Jacket Potato with Cheese or Tuna or Baked Beans||Salad bar available||Home baked Oat and Raisin Cookies|
|Friday||8 November, 29 November, 20 December, 24 January, 14 February, 13 March, 3 April||Beef and Vegetable Hotpot||Margherita Pizza V||Saute Potatoes OR Salad Bar available||Frosted Carrot Cake|
|WEEK TWO - Monday 11 November, Monday 2 December, Mondays 6 & 27 January, Monday 24 February, Monday 16 March|
|Monday||11 November, 2 December, 6 & 27 January, 24 February, 16 March||Bubble Battered Pollock fillets||Country Vegetable Patties V||Oven Baked Chips and Garden Peas OR salad bar
|Tuesday||12 November, 3 December, 7 & 28 January, 25 February, 17 March||Beef Bolognese served with Penne Pasta, Garlic Bread and Sweetcorn Nibbles||Jacket Potato with Cheese or Tuna or Baked Beans||Salad bar available||Pancakes and fruit compote|
|Wednesday||13 November, 4 December, 8 & 29 January, 26 February, 18 March||Mild Chicken Korma||Falafel and Spinach Burger VG||Mixed Vegetable Medley, Rice and Nann Bread OR
salad bar available
|Chocolate Orange Sponge and Custard|
|Thursday||14 November, 5 December, 9 & 30 January, 27 February, 19 March||Baked Ham & Gravy Served with Roast Potatoes, Carrots and Cauliflower||Jacket Potato with Cheese or Tuna or Baked Beans||Salad bar available||Flapjack Biscuit|
|Friday||15 November, 6 December, 10 & 31 January, 28 February, 20 March||Mince and Vegetable Pie||Macaroni Cheese V||Sliced Green Beans, Diced Potatoes OR salad
|Museli Topped Blueberry or Raspberry Muffin Cake|
|WEEK THREE - Monday 18 November, Monday 9 December, Monday 13 January, Monday 3 February, Mondays 2 & 23 March|
|Monday||18 November, 9 December, 13 January, 3 February, 2 & 23 March||Fish Fingers||Veggie Sausages V||Oven Baked Chips and Baked Beans OR salad
|Raspberry Mousse Slice|
|Tuesday||19 November, 10 December, 14 January, 4 February, 3 & 24 March||Beef Lasagne served with Garlic Bread & Carrot Batons||Jacket Potato with Cheese or Tuna or Baked Beans||Salad bar available||Jam Tarts|
|Wednesday||20 November, 11 December, 15 January, 5 February, 4 & 25 March||Chilli Beef Tacos and Cheese||Quorn Vegan nuggets VG||Vegetable Rice OR Salad Bar||Sticky Toffee Pudding & Custard|
|Thursday||21 November, 12 December, 16 January, 6 February, 5 & 26 March||Oven Baked Pork Sausages served with Creamy Mash Potatoes, Gravy, Yorkshire Pudding & Broccoli Florets||Jacket Potato with Cheese or Tuna or Baked Beans||Salad bar available||Chocolate Crunch Cake|
|Friday||22 November, 13 December, 17 January, 7 February, 6 & 27 March||Creamy Chicken and Potato Gratin||Vegetable Nuggets V||Saute Potatoes
OR salad bar available
|Lemon Drizzle Cake|
Please note meals may not be served in the order printed above, our Cooks may need to change the menu at short notice, if for instance there is a problem with food deliveries or a school activity has been arranged but we will try to keep these changes to a minimum.
A fresh bread selection, a salad bar and a variety of fresh fruit and yoghurts is available every day.
Please note there may be an occasion that meals are not served in the order printed above, and the menu needs to be changed at short notice.
This may happen if there was a problem with food deliveries or a school activity has been arranged, however any changes will be kept to a minimum.
A fresh bread selection is available daily. An extensive salad bar and a variety of fresh fruit are also available for children to help themselves.