DINING AT TERRA NOVA
The catering at Terra Nova is undertaken by Sodexo, with a dedicated Catering Manager and two chefs based at the school. The standard of catering is considered to be very high and is overseen by the management of Sodexo and our own Bursar's department.
Menus are published termly and they are available on the school website and parent app. These menus are designed to provide a balanced and healthy diet for the children and they always provide a choice of dishes and cater to all dietary requirements.
All our meals are homemade using fresh produce, and all our meat comes from a nominated butcher and all is Red Tractor Assured. Our fish is fresh, and it is all MSC (Marine Stewardship Council).
At Terra Nova we cater for all dietary requirements. We are a completely nut free school and monitor the use of additives very carefully.
We believe in encouraging children to try new foods and work closely with parents and pupils to see how fussy eaters can be helped to eat a more well-balanced diet. We know that children do not always want to eat the healthier option, to ensure they are still getting their portions of vegetables and nutrients, we use vegetables blended into all our sauces ensuring our children are still able to enjoy a delicious homemade meal that is still nutritious.
At Terra Nova our lunch is served as a family meal service and the children sit at the tables with a staff member they know well, such as their class teacher, who serve the food from the table. We endeavour to maintain the high standard of manners that you expect at home and we encourage the children to sit up straight, use a knife, fork, and spoon correctly and speak quietly.