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Aspens's achievements

At our recent EHO inspection on 15 May 2018, we were awarded 5*. As this is the highest award possible for hygiene, we're really pleased!

 

Special Events

Christmas Buffet 2020 -

A huge thank you to all of the pupils and staff who came to celebrate the term and took part in the buffet on the 18th December provided by the school. We are really proud to have been able to play a part in a lovely last day of term.

 

Rainbow Day 2020 -

The below pictures are from the school’s fantastic rainbow themed day on the 15th October. Becky and the kitchen team designed a bespoke menu for the day to help the pupils celebrate and thank the wonderful key workers.

American Theme Day 2020 -

Yeeeee-haw! What a brilliant way to spend lunch cowboys and cowgirls! Becky and the team were over the moon to have been able to bring you a brilliant American themed menu in October to support the pupils' learning! We hope you all enjoyed it!

 

To celebrate World Chocolate Cake Day (27th January 2021) you could try some lockdown baking with Aspen's easy to bake chocolate cake!

 

 

Future events

Tuesday 26th  January 2021:    

The school are celebrating Australia Day and we are providing a themed lunch to support this day.

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Parent Zoom Call -

We would like you to join us to discuss how you have found the catering provision and service for the year so far and any ideas that you as parents might have for going forward.

 

No question is a bad question and I would love to see as many people as possible on the call, if you have any queries in the meantime please feel free to email me at andrew.ursell@aspens-services.com. The information for how to join the call is below.

 

Aspens Catering feedback meeting - Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/7655666280?pwd=K3BjNjVlOFg0N2ZKNHkwSjM1ZDdldz09

 

Meeting ID: 765 566 6280

Passcode: 2hKGna

 

 

School Meals -Aspens

School meals are provided by Aspens. To view the menu and download the Aspens app for Shirehampton Primary School, please click here: Aspens Services.

Aspens are ready to provide their full food offer in September 2020. Click here to read more. They have produced a really helpful information letter so you are kept updated with how the school meals service at SPS is run.

The menu for school meals from November 2020 is in place.

Snack Shack: We are really looking forward to supporting the children with some brilliant new breaktime snack items run by Becky (the cook in charge) and the team from after half term; starting Monday 2 November. You can view the menu here.

Breakfast club is back! Starting back in September 2020 our popular breakfast club is reopening with delicious food at affordable prices. The menu is available here.

Great tasting food that your children will love. 

Aspens is the company chosen by the school to provide the meal service to your children. We specialise in providing catering to schools and colleges across the country.

The food children eat at school plays an important role in their well-being, and eating a well-balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that's why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.

There is a daily choice of a main hot meal, vegetarian hot meal, jacket potato with a choice of fillings, salad bar or a school prepared packed lunch. Click on the Aspens Services link above to view the current menu.

The children's packed lunches consist of a choice of sandwiches, roll or a pasta pot which your child gets to choose at lunchtime on the day, along with a healthy snack and fruit bag and dessert.

Responsible catering.

At Aspens, we take our responsibility of catering for today's children and young people seriously. All of our dishes are prepared everyday using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced.

As well as ensuring the food on the plate is healthy, we want the children to understand the importance of eating the right foods and help them with their food and nutrition journey.

Special diets and food allergens.

Aspens are committed to providing meals for children with special diets for medical and cultural requirements.

Don't think your child can't enjoy our great food if they have a special diet- they are an important part of our catering service. We can provide food if they have an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs.

Legislation requires caterers to provide allergen information on food sold that is served 'unpackaged'. Aspens already cater for lots of children with allergies and we regularly check the information from suppliers to see if there has been any ingredient changes. It is still important that our customers talk to us so we can work together and continue to provide meals that are safe for your children to eat.

It is essential that all parties concerned work together when providing a safe, special diet and that this is reviewed with every menu change. Therefore, please ensure you use this form to tell us us about your child's allergies / special diet requirements and it is fully completed. You can also ask the school office for a hard copy. Once completed please return it to school.

Universal free school meals

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to receive universal free school meals! We think it's a fantastic idea so please make sure you support this initiative. Not only will you be saving money (it really is completely free), but you will be giving your child a nutritionally balanced meal to fuel their bodies for the rest of their learning day.

Free school meals

Not to be confused with universal free school meals above.  Free school meals is an entitlement that some children can receive due to the financial circumstances of you, as their parents. If you feel your child may be entitled please see the Free School meals section in the parents tab on this website, pop into the school office or visit       

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals/bristol  

For Key Stage 2 pupils, who aren't entitled to free school meals, meals cost £2.00 per day, £10.00 per week.

Children may bring a packed lunch. We are a healthy school so encourage you to ensure it consists of a balanced selection of food groups (carbs, protein, dairy, fruit and veg, fat) for example a sandwich, yoghurt, fruit, 1 packet of crisps and a sweet snack.  Children are only allowed water in school and for reasons of safety do not send drinks in glass bottles. 

Sweets should not be brought to school; but snacks for playtime may be provided, such as fruit or other healthy snacks.

Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 children are given fruit on a daily basis and a drink of milk is provided free for those children not yet 5 years of age.