Term Dates for 2019 – 2020 Academic Year are now confirmed.  Please go to “Families / Term Dates” page.

Please go to “News” for information on the consultation on the proposal to close the residential care provision at
St Dominic’s School.

School Meals

St Dominic’s Menu 

St Dominic’s is proud to have achieved Healthy Schools status, which is awarded for meeting the criteria in four core areas. These areas relate to both the school curriculum and the emotional and physical learning environment in school.

The Chef/Manager and the team provide a well-balanced nutritious diet every day for the school community, whilst also catering for individual dietary needs and offering alternative for pupils and students that have yet to develop their range of foods. We encourage all our learners to try new foods making sure that they feel ‘safe’ to do so. The Chef/Manager attends food meetings to discuss the menus with the pupils & students and better understand their likes and dislikes.

For the last three years, we have maintained the highest rating from the Food Standards Agency, receiving 5 stars, as well as achieving the highest rating, for the last 3 years, for the internal audits that Connect Catering carry out during the year.

Morning Break

Healthy snacks are provided for the pupils & students on the playground.

Lunch Time

We have two sittings in the dining room which helps control the noise levels. We offer a Meat or Fish and Vegetarian options each day as well as baked potato and fresh vegetables,  a salad bar and bread. We also offer alternatives for individual needs. A choice of fresh fruit, yoghurt and homemade pudding are offered each day.

Residential

The residential pupils & students are encouraged to help to prepare healthy balanced meals where individual needs are met and independence skills are taught.

Weekly, the sixth form students are encouraged to plan a menu within a certain budget, go to the supermarket with a staff member to purchase the ingredients and prepare the evening meal. These experiences enhance valuable life skills.

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2018

 

 

Latest News

Consultation on the proposal to close the residential care provision at St Dominic’s School

We are proposing to close the residential care provision as of July 2020.  The rationale for this change is to ensure the continued quality and sustainability of day provision at the school. A formal consultation, to seek feedback on the …

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Science Museum visit!

This week, one class visited the Science Museum in London as part one of two trips this half term. The visit’s focus was the restless earth and how we use science to predict natural disasters such as flooding (we did …

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Chippy Friday!

Last week pupils and staff took part in ‘Chippy Friday’. Everyone was treated to a chip shop style lunch in individual boxes. On the menu  was different types of cod and battered sausage, along with chips and mushy peas! Everyone …

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Robin Hood – The Pantomime!!

This week the drama club pupils performed Robin Hood, the pantomime. They worked extremely hard in the rehearsals leading up to the show and the show itself was a huge success. There was lots of laughter, booing and cheering from …

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