We would like to thank those of you who took the time to respond to the proposal to close the residential provision at St Dominic’s and provide feedback.  Please see the News page for the final Consultation Report.

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

St Dominic’s Residential Closure Proposal

The school recently consulted, between Wednesday 30th January 2019 and Wednesday 20th March 2019, on a proposal to close the residential care provision at St Dominic’s School. The rationale for this change is to ensure the future financial viability of …

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Residential Provision rated Outstanding

I was delighted that our Residential Provision was again rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted following their inspection in February.  I am so proud of all our staff; it is through their dedication, commitment and hard work as individuals and teams that …

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Roman Soldiers!

Year 7 groups worked really hard at making their own Roman Shields. They had a great time practising Roman Tactics outside and charging the enemy!  

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Raystede Animal Shelter

This term Year 8 have been studying poetry. With this in mind, we organised a trip to Raystede Animal Shelter. The trip gave the students the opportunity to observe the animals to inspire them to write their own poems.  

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