School meals at Newfield are currently provided by Taylor Shaw.
Taylor Shaw catering meets all government healthy school guidelines. They actively work with the School Council to have interesting, tasty and varied menus.
Students can choose from a range of hot meals that vary daily. Alternatively, students can have a hot pasta pot with a choice of toppings, jacket potato with a range of toppings or a range of sandwiches, paninis, pasta salad boxes, baguettes and a variety of hot and cold drinks.
Hot meal menus rotate on a three weekly cycle with week one being the first week of term. Menus can be found in the downloads section to the right.
Taylor Shaw operate a cashless catering system. Students have a personal account that they can load money on to in order to purchase food and drinks. Students who are entitled to free school meals will have the value of a daily meal loaded automatically each day prior to lunchtime.
In September 2012 the school also introduced Biometrics as a means of paying for purchases.Biometrics measures an individual’s physical features and stores it in a database. At Newfield, fingerprints are scanned. Once a finger scan is authenticated, access to the student’s cashless catering account is granted which allows students to update their food account and pay for snacks/meals at break times.
Biometrics and Security
Students, parents, carers and staff can rest assured that:
- The fingerprint image cannot be used by any other organisation for identification purposes
- The system only uses an image of the fingerprint to create a mathematical algorithm and then discards the fingerprint
- Only the numbers remain on our system and these cannot be converted back in to a fingerprint image
- The record will only remain on Newfield School’s system whilst the student is on roll.
Fingerprint imaging is purely voluntary. Students are issued with a catering card/account when they join us but can also opt to use the biometric system.