Where do we eat at school?
Lunch at Hydesville is served in the School Dining Room; pupils queue through to the server to the entrance door from the main Prep School.
How does lunch service work at school?
Catering offer is an integral part of the school’s offering. However, we recognise some older pupils can opt out of this service (Years 10 & 11).
Reception and Lower Prep pupils are served first, from 11.30am. From 12.15pm pupils in Upper Prep are served and from 1.00pm onwards the Senior School is served. Pupils are led into the dining room by a designated teacher on duty, in their year groups. For the Senior School there is a weekly rota with year groups rotating the order in which they are served.
What lunch options are available?
There is always a wide range of dishes to choose from, typically including:
• A choice of hot meals, with a wide variety of vegetarian options
• Alternatives, such as soup or jacket potatoes
• A full salad bar serving meats, fish dishes, rice, pasta and salad, with bread rolls/baguettes
• A selection of hot and cold desserts
There is a range of age specific options within all of the above. Allergies and pupils with special dietary requirements can be catered for on request and there are always vegetarian options available.
Throughout the year we vary the menu with the inclusion of specific theme days such as Mexican day, American day and Christmas dinners etc.
We provide assorted refreshments at various school events throughout the school calendar including coffee mornings, sporting events and parent engagement activities.
Menu development is ongoing. We actively encourage feedback from the pupil body. Menus follow a three week cycle, and are available on the school website and are displayed in school.
Is there a breakfast club?
There is an option breakfast club available, with a range of traditional options.
What happens when we go on school trips?
Packed lunches for school trips are provided with children placing their orders from the packed lunch menu.We provide an offering of a roll/sandwich with a filling choice, apiece of fruit, crisps, homemade cake and water or juice. All special dietary requirements catered for upon request.