Food and Catering
The food children eat at school plays an important role in their wellbeing, 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.
Wherever possible we use eggs from the College chickens as well as herbs and vegetables grown by the Horticulture students. We also cook delicious meals for two primary schools and you may see us driving up and down Burford Road at lunchtime.
We have a fantastic range to choose from and we make sure that we serve the variety of food that children like and want to eat. It’s not all about eating vegetables and fruit – although we do make sure we get our balance right!
We take our responsibility of catering for today’s children and young adults 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 have a range of fun and exciting activities that we run to help give our customers a set of skills for the future. Healthy eating can be a fun and an enjoyable experience and trying new foods can be exciting. We want our customers to understand the importance of eating the right foods and help them with their food and nutrition journey.
Don’t think that 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.
We are pleased to announce that we will shortly be accepting payments online for items such as dinner money, school trips and uniform. Using a secure website called ParentPay you will be able to pay online using your credit or debit card. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school.
What are the benefits to parents and pupils?
ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7
- the technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind
- payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint
- full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime
- your children will not have to worry about losing money at school
- Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS text
Catering at Carterton Community College is provided by Aspens, experts in school catering with years of experience when it comes to school food. If you have any concerns, special dietary requirements or have a question about our menus – please get in touch. You can contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01866 821511