Catering

From September 2020, Heckmondwike Grammar School are pleased to be working with Mellors Catering Services Limited.

There is no change in pricing with this change of provider. Meal deals are available with a main meal (hot or cold) and pudding costing £2.45.

The school has 3 catering outlets; the main dining room, the SCR facility and the provision in the JCC building. The main dining room provides the widest choice due to the set up with the hot serving area for main meals, the SCR is a grab and go food outlet and the JCC is for sixth form only.

For anyone who things they are entitled to free school meals please contact Kirklees Council, you can apply online at www.kirklees.gov.uk. Students living outside Kirklees should contact their own Local Authority.

Covid-19

As with many things Covid-19 means we have had to review how we allow students to access the catering provision in school. Unlike many schools we still wanted to provide students with the a choice of menu. To facilitate this means we have had to move to staggered break and lunch times, and differentiate the use of the dining areas so that we can maintain the integrity of the year group bubbles. For the foreseeable future Years 7-9 will use the main dining room, Years 10 & 11 will use the SCR and the sixth form will use the JCC. Within the break and lunch times only one year group will use their specified dining area at a time.

This does mean that the food available to students in the different dining areas is slightly different, and the main menus previously shared applied to the main dining room. The SCR area doesn’t have a servery area, like the main dining hall, so it cannot provide the same meal options that the main dining hall can. However, we are obviously aware of the limitations and continue to work with the new catering team to ensure the offer is the best possible whilst working within the restrictions faced and the limitations of the site.

Message from Mellors

Introduction

Mellors Catering services are delighted to be announced as the new caterer at Heckmondwike Grammar School. Mellors is a family run, award-winning catering company. We cater for more than 300 schools across the North of England. All of our food is locally sourced and freshly prepared on site daily by our fantastic catering teams.

Keeping our customers and staff safe during Covid-19 is our priority

Here’s some of the way were ensuring their safety:

  • All our staff are trained in Mellors Covid-19 safety procedures before they even step foot in the kitchen
  • New simplified menus and contact free customer service to allow effective social distancing
  • Increased cleaning schedules, sanitising of uniforms and safe travel to work for staff

Have your say!

Your voice is important and we will be looking for school food ambassadors to help us monitor the offer and taste test new food. It’s important for us that we get it right so if you have what it takes be a Mellors food ambassador, put your name forward.

Care about the environment?

We use as little packaging as possible and all of the packaging we use comes from already recycled materials and is fully compostable. Where this ends up is up to you.

To learn more about us Go to www.mellorscatering.co.uk or follow @mellorscatering on Twitter.