In January 2015 Batley Grammar School partnered with ABsolutely Catering to provide catering services to pupils, students and staff. Here is some of the reasons why we chose to partner with them:-
ABsolutely Catering are specialists in school catering and are the sister company to The Brookwood Partnership, part of Royal Warrant Holder, CH&Co Group bringing 20 years’ experience of delivering healthy, locally sourced, innovative and exciting food that children want to eat. In addition to serving great food, that exceed government guidelines, we also support the whole school community through engagement, enrichment and food education, never forgetting that this must be balanced against best value.
A healthy diet and being well hydrated leads to improved behaviour, which improves the learning environment at school. This is just one of the reasons why we guarantee a nutritious offer everyday and are dedicated to the delivery of excellent food and service within the education sector. Our ‘Eating for Life’ food philosophy focuses on the importance of a balanced nutritious diet, we also know we must make sure healthy eating is as appealing as fast food alternatives.
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We are delighted to announce, in partnership with our catering providers ABsolutely Catering, that we have once again retained our Food Hygiene Rating of 5 (very good), this is the highest rating possible (Feb 17).
The school currently supplies HFA approved halal meat, which is meat that is stunned prior to slaughter. All meat served in school is certified to this standard.
As a school we will always seek to do anything that is reasonably practicable to allow all members of our multi faith community to take full advantage of all aspects of school life, including the choice of meal at lunch time. As such, given the multi-cultural nature of our school community, we currently feel that HFA certified halal meat is something that provides a choice of a halal based meat meal for our Muslim students, without the concerns associated with animal welfare expressed by other members of our community.
The school will continue to offer a vegetarian / fish dish as a daily alternative to meat if you would rather your child does not eat HFA Approved halal meat.
December 2014 brought legislation regarding allergen labeling, please click here to view our Allergen Statement.