First Federation Trust
Our cater at Gatehouse is Devon Norse, their food ethos has always been based on high quality ingredients prepared by well-trained catering teams.
As caterers based in the South West, they are blessed to have such a fantastic selection of local produce and suppliers.
Local produce, organic food and healthy eating are fundamental to them. This has helped them achieve Silver Food for Life status across all our schools.
Their meat and poultry is British, which is sourced from farms across Devon and Cornwall to high welfare standards.
They only use free range eggs and have held a Compassion in World Farming Good Egg Award since 2016.
All milk comes fresh from farms across Devon and they work closely with Total Produce to ensure they are always using the best local and seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables.
Their delicious ice cream is made by Langage Farm with milk from their Jersey cows just outside of Ivybridge, on the edge of Dartmoor.
Wykes Cheddar produces our cheese at its Somerset farm and over 50% of the fresh fruit and vegetables are grown on farms in Devon and Cornwall.
All our fish are also responsibly sourced and approved by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
Children are able to help themselves to our salad bar daily.
As a Gold Food for Life caterer, they are committed to using local seasonal produce at every opportunity. Devon Norse take pride in serving children with nutritious, freshly prepared meals which they enjoy, helping them to develop a healthy relationship with food.
They support a number of Fairtrade suppliers.
Free school meals
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- in full-time education
Please be advised that from Monday 5th September 2022 there will be a price increase to the cost of a school meal.
The current price is £2.40 for a meal and a dessert, this will increase to £2.50. The school has not implemented a price rise for the last 3 years but due to the continued pressure on the cost of wholesale food we cannot avoid this price increase any longer.
Thank you for your understanding, we fully appreciate that times are hard at present.
If your circumstances have changed you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please complete the link below for an instant decision. https://www.devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/school-information/school-meals