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Food and Diet

Active growing children and young people require plenty of wholesome food and regular meals. At Stover, we believe that we can offer something that will satisfy everyone. We use as much fresh food as possible with our menus linked to seasonal produce. We work with our suppliers to make as much use as appropriate of natural food products and to eliminate GM food and potentially harmful food additives. We ensure that our suppliers both local and national are committed to providing best quality and value with high standards of health and safety.

Our Food

Stover takes considerable pride in the quality and variety of its food offering, placing emphasis on the importance of, and pastoral and social benefits of, eating together as a community.

All our food is cooked on-site using fresh ingredients where possible.

Catering is provided by the in-house team led by Paul Milward, Catering Manager who is available to answer any questions or discuss any particular requirements. All parents are very welcome to come and sample lunch – you won’t be disappointed!

Our Menus

We offer a wide choice of hot and cold food with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and salads. At morning break-time the dining room becomes a meeting place and fresh fruit is always available for pupils to help themselves. We offer our pupils a widely varied, healthy and tasty diet. We cater for all tastes and preferences, including special diet requests and requirements. Menus are uploaded weekly.

Preparatory School

Lunch for many of our Preparatory school pupils is the main meal of the day and we operate a servery-style counter service. Our younger pupils are supervised by their form teachers who carefully help pupils choose a balanced meal. The menu is varied offering both traditional favourites alongside Eastern/European options. Children are encouraged to try new dishes and a full salad bar is always on offer as an option or accompaniment.

Senior School

Lunch for many of our Senior School pupils is the main meal of the day and we operate a servery-style counter service. The menu is varied offering both traditional favourites alongside Eastern/European options. Pupils may choose from a selection of hot dishes with freshly cooked vegetables or opt for a salad lunch from the extensive salad selection. A full salad bar is always on offer as an option or accompaniment. Fresh fruit is always available.

Boarding

Breakfast at Stover offers a wide selection of cereals with toast and juices. A hot option is also available and pupils help themselves to their own particular choice. Hot chocolate croissants, fresh the oven, are a firm
favourite!

Lunch for many of our boarders is the main meal of the day and we operate a servery-style counter service. The menu is varied offering both traditional favourites alongside Eastern/European options. Pupils may choose from a selection of hot dishes with freshly cooked vegetables or opt for a salad lunch from the extensive salad selection. A full salad bar is always on offer as an option or accompaniment. Fresh fruit is always available.

Supper at Stover is served at 5.30pm in the Dining Room and we do recognise that whilst some pupils prefer their main meal at lunchtime, others prefer theirs in the evening and because of this our supper offering is equally as substantial. The menu, whilst being entirely different from lunchtime, follows the same servery-style counter service pattern.

After supper snacks may be available in the Boarding Houses.

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