Accent Catering

Our school meals are provided by Accent Catering. You can find out more about the company here: http://www.accentcatering.co.uk/ 

All meat and ingredients served by Accent at King Solomon Academy are halal.  

If your child has a particular dietary requirement, please ensure you have communicated this with the school, initially by emailing parents@kingsolomonacademy.org

September 2020

From 5th October all pupils from Nursery to Year 13 will receive hot meals. Meals in year groups Reception to Year 9 will continue to be eaten in classrooms, but will now be delivered in thermoboxes to retain their heat, and will be served in biodegradable boxes to children at their desks. Nursery (only) will continue to eat in the hall. Years 10 to 13 will continue with their provision which is possible due to their year group bubbles.   

We have worked with Accent to develop a menu which offers two choices per day, on a fortnightly cycle. Option B will always be a vegetarian choice, but anyone is welcome to select this option, not just vegetarians. Please find the menus below. You can review the allergen information for each meal on the menu as well.

Parents and children were asked to complete a form to select their child’s choice for each day of the two-week cycle. This was emailed to both parent/carer contacts for each child in Nursery to Year 9. Please contact parents@kingsolomonacademy.org if you did not receive this email. These selections will remain in place for your child until the end the term, in December.    

This deadline for the form was 5pm Monday 28th September. If a form was not completed for a child by this date, then they will receive Option A every day, unless we already know that they are vegetarian, in which case they will receive Option B every day. We will not be able to process late requests. 

Paying for school meals

School meals for pupils at the Older Years Site cost £2.50 and £2.00 at the Younger Years Site, per day.  

When paying for school meals, all payments should be made online using Parent Pay.  Please click here to log-in to Parent Pay. Please contact the school if you need to find out your log-in details.

You may be entitled to Free School Meals.  If you would like to find out if you are entitled please click here to download a Free School Meals application form.   You can leave the completed application form at reception and we will process this for you. Don’t forget to provide copies of the benefits you receive to support your application.
 

Food Menus

YYS Hot food menu from 5th October YYS Hot food menu.pdf

OYS Hot food menu from 5th October (for Year 5-9) OYS Hot food menu for Year 5-9.pdf

OYS Hot food menu for Year 10-Year 13  OYS Menu for Year 10-13.pdf

We are pleased to be working with Accent, our caterers across both sites. You can find out more about Accent here. 
 

Covid-19 Accent Catering Message from the Operations Manager

Accent Covid Update.pdf
Accent Covid Update Intro.pdf

Accent Catering take the safety of the pupils and teams at King Solomon very serious and as such, we have very rigorous processes and policies in place during the Covid-19 pandemic, which must be adhered to. Covid-19 risk assessments are in place at YYS & OYS which are updated as services change, new staff are employed or as Government guidelines change. Our operations manager Ian Harman has audited the facilities to ensure our catering facilities are Covid-19 compliant.

Below are the measures we have in place:

  • Social distancing, each team member works in a designated part of the kitchen more than 2m apart.
  • Mask or face shields are worn by all catering team members whilst on duty.
  • Washing and sanitising hands every 20 minutes following the Government guidelines.
  • Food hygiene gloves are worn by all the team throughout the day for all tasks
  • Cleaning and sanitising all surfaces and touch points every 30 minutes
  • Clean uniforms are worn each day
  • PPE is available and changed regularly
  • Advanced Covid-19 awareness in the workplace training with our Chef Managers Catherine & Gloria
  • Covid-19 training carried out with all catering team members
     

Feedback

Pre-Covid 19, we offered a service where parents could request to come in and dine with their child. This is no longer an option in the current climate. However we remain committed to listening to all parent feedback about catering and ensuring parents are confident in what their children are eating at school.