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Please note: all pupils are expected to have school lunch

Avanti schools DO NOT allow packed lunches. A core part of our ethos is around the provision of nutritious vegetarian meals. Sharing tasty, healthy school lunches is an integral part of the educational experience at an Avanti school. It’s also an opportunity to enhance social skills and table etiquette, ensuring lunchtimes are a positive experience for all. School staff often enjoy taking lunch with pupils, creating a family atmosphere.

Meals are also designed to meet the needs of children with specific allergies. Packed lunches are only allowed if there is a specific medical requirement, supported by a letter from an appropriate medical doctor stating that the child cannot have school lunches.

We strongly encourage parents who have financial constraints to apply for Free School Meals. An application form can be obtained from the school office. Any forms received by the school will be kept confidential.

 


 

Summer Term 2015-2016 Menu 

To download the menu click here: Summer term menu 

 

 

 


 

Spring Term 2015-2016 Menu

Spring Term Menu

To download the Spring Term  2016 menu please click on the link: SPRING TERM 2015-2016


 

AUTUMN TERM 2015-2016 

 

 

WEEK 1 MENU
WEEKS COMMENCING: 7th September / 28th September
  MON TUE WED THU FRI
OPTION ONE Vegetable panini with cheese, served with cream of sweet potatoes, carrot & chickpea soup Roasted potatoes with baked beans served with cauliflower & pea vegetable subji Vegan spaghetti in vegetable tomato sauce served with broccoli and carrots Palak paneer, served with rice and naan Govinda's-style mixed beans with Cheese enchiladas

VEGAN VEGAN

OPTION TWO Toor dal served with sweetcorn rice Chana dal, jeera rice served with cauliflower & pea vegetable subji Vegetable kadhi with cabbage rice Chole with potatoes served with rice and naan Chowpaty-style pau bhaji served with baps
VEGAN VEGAN
VEGAN VEGAN
SPECIAL SALADS Vegetable pasta salad Beetroot with sunflower & pumpkin seeds Mixed bean salad Carrot Raita
VEGAN VEGAN VEGAN    
DESSERT Strawberry yoghurt or flapjack Peach crumble with custard Chocolate cake Fruit Jelly Rice pudding

VEGAN / DAIRY VEGAN VEGAN

 

WEEK 2 MENU
WEEKS COMMENCING: 14th September / 5th October
  MON TUE WED THU FRI
OPTION ONE Cheese and cucumber sandwich served with tomato soup Mexican tacos with refried beans, with salad and cheese Vegetable pasta bake with cheese Spinach pie Pizza with sweetcorn and green olives

VEGAN / DAIRY DAIRY / VEGAN OPTION AVAILABLE

OPTION TWO Yellow moong dal with spinach served with butter rice Chana dal served with rice with peas Tuver dal, vegetable dhokla with coconut yoghurt chutney Dal makhni, potato & aubergine subji served with rice or naan Vegetable khichdi with plain yoghurt and poppadums
VEGAN VEGAN VEGAN / DAIRY VEGAN VEGAN / DAIRY
SPECIAL SALADS Cucumber raita or carrot raita Mixed vegetable flat rice salad Chick pea and carrots Pasta salad with carrots and sweetcorn Bhundi raita

VEGAN VEGAN VEGAN  
DESSERT Fruit yoghurt Apple crumble with custard Cake with jam Rice pudding Fruit jelly

VEGAN / DAIRY

VEGAN

 

WEEK 3 MENU
WEEKS COMMENCING: 21st September / 12th October
  MON TUE WED THU FRI
OPTION ONE Chilli paneer wrap with potato tater babies Vegetable spiral wheels Italian-style vegetable lasagne Matar paneer with potatoes and aubergine served with rice and naan Govinda's-style margharita pizza

VEGAN


OPTION TWO Split black-eyed beans served with carrot rice Kadhi served with rice with sweetcorn Vegetable sambhar dal served with diamond idli Rajma served with naan and rice with mixed peppers Govinda's-style vegetable upma with plain yoghurt
VEGAN
VEGAN VEGAN VEGAN / DAIRY
SPECIAL SALADS Pasta salad with tomatoes & olives Five bean with pumpkin seeds Coleslaw Beetroot with pumpkin & sunflower seeds Chickpea and roasted coconut salad
VEGAN VEGAN
VEGAN VEGAN
DESSERT> Fruit yoghurt Pineapple crumble with custard Banana cake Fruit jelly Rice pudding

VEGAN / DAIRY   VEGAN

NB: In addition, a salad bar, a selection of fresh bread and fresh fruit are available daily

Ekadasi menu:

  • Jacket potatoes with cheese and/or tomato Chutney VEGAN / DAIRY
  • Vegetable samo khichdi with plain yoghurt VEGAN / DAIRY
  • Or cheese sandwiches
  • Fruit yoghurt or Ekadasi cake

 


Payment

You will be aware that school meals for all children aged 7 and under are funded by the state and are free to parents. Please continue to pay for children in Key Stage 2 classes unless the children qualify for a free school meal.

All payments for school lunches must be made via ParentPay. If you are unable to make a payment via the internet, please inform the school office in writing. A member of the school office will order a PayPoint card for you so that you can make payments over shop counters, wherever you see a PayPoint sign.

You should have received a registration activation letter for ParentPay. This is where you can make payments for all school services for example dinner money, school trips or any other service.

Dinner money is £2.00 a day per child. Payments can be made per half term, term or full year in advance.

 

Breaks, Snacks & Drinking Water

All children will have a morning break during which children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 will be given fruit with water. The Nursery class will also receive milk. Fruit for the younger children in Key Stage 1 is funded by the state – the school will fund fruit for our children in Key stage 2 too.

We find that there are many children who really could do with a mid-morning snack to get through a long morning session lasting 4 hours, but arrive at school without one. So now you only need to send in a snack for the end of school day if children are staying on for a club. There is no need for children to bring any other food to school because as we all know that crisps and other more sugary and savoury snacks will discourage some from eating fruit!

Children will have access to drinking water at all times but parents are requested to send in a water bottle to keep at the school during the summer, when the weather is hot.

 

Menu Planning

Pupil voice is taken into consideration when developing the termly school lunch menu. Govinda's will also take into consideration parents views on school lunches.

The school office will send termly menus by ParentMail.

 

Free School Meals

If you are entitled to Free School Meals, we strongly advise you to apply. An application form for Free School Meals can be obtained from the school office or downloaded via the link below. If you would like to find out if you are eligible please phone Harrow Council on 020 8424 1524. Any forms received by the school will be kept confidential.


Click here to download an application form for Free School Meals  »