Tower College Meal Provision
From October 2018, school meals at Tower will be organised, prepared and served by Holroyd Howe, a market leader in school meal provision. Named independent school caterer of the year, 2016, Holroyd Howe are committed to providing, nutritious and perhaps even more importantly, delicious school meals. A lot of time and care is taken to devise meal plans that will appeal to children of all ages, which is a must at Tower College.
Holroyd Howe use only the finest of British ingredients sourced from local farmers and businesses. When it comes to picking ingredients, only the best will do. Some established links with suppliers means that Holroyd Howe can proudly state that:
- 100% of their bacon is UK Red Tractor Accredited
- 100% of their eggs are free range and RSPCA Freedom Food certified
- 98% of all fresh meat used is UK reared
We are aware that some parents want meals to be healthy, but its important to note that children of all ages need a balance of all food groups; their day is active and in some cases long, so the pupils need carbohydrates for energy as arriving home ‘starving’ and diving for snacks is not conducive to a good balance. Holroyd Howe champion the importance of providing children with high nutritional value foods as this is key for healthy growth.
The pupils have access to ‘cooled’ water and bring in their own Tower College water bottles which are named for hygiene purposes. These can be filled at our Bottle Filling Stations at locations around the school.
Pupils of Pre Prep and Lower school are given fresh fruit at their break times and Middle and Upper School bring in a fruit snack of their own for break time. No other snacks are allowed. Chewing gum is also banned for hygiene reasons.
Catering to your child’s specific needs
Pupils who have health issues, such as coeliac disease, soya, nut, egg or dairy allergies, are catered for, as are vegetarians and those who make religious dietary choices. As with main meals, pupils feedback and preferences are taken into account.
Pupils are not allowed to bring a packed lunch, except in very special circumstances and only with specific permission from the Principal.
The pupils are supervised in the Dining Hall by teaching staff who help and encourage the little ones to try new things, and to learn table skills and manners. They also ensure that older pupils are eating sensibly, being aware of the impact of eating disorders on young people.
Our aim is that lunchtime should be an enjoyable time for pupils as they mature in their likes and dislikes , their table manners and their social skills.