Trent Schools

July 21, 2021

  • Image credit: Holroyd Howe

  • Image credit: Holroyd Howe

  • Image credit: Holroyd Howe

Variety and balance

A varied and balanced menu is created each term with fresh seasonal produce by our catering team at Holroyd Howe. With an emphasis on nutritionally balanced dishes, we cater for all palates and dietary needs from Nursery age right through to our Sixth Form students and boarders. The main lunchtime offer always includes:

• 2 main meat dishes, including an everyday favourite and a more adventurous dish to support food education
• A vegetarian main dish, with vegan options available
• An alternate option of jacket potato or pasta with nutritious sauces
• Selection of fresh vegetables and accompaniments
• Selection of salad pots
• Freshly made soup and bread
• Hot dessert
• Cold dessert pots
• Selection of cut fruit

Boarders also experience home from home cooked food with traditional cooked breakfasts and lighter options such as smoothie bowls. For supper, high street trends are included in the menu with regular concept nights such ‘Trent’s Street Food’.

To find out more about the dishes available you can view a copy of recent menus for Trent College and The Elms.

Fuelling the body and mind

Sally Haines, nutritionist at Holroyd Howe ensures all of the menus at Trent College and The Elms are balanced for all ages. She says:

“The importance of good nutrition is essential and can directly impact pupils’ growth, development, behavior and educational attainment. Research is now demonstrating more and more that pupils who eat well perform well in school.

Working in partnership with the Institute of Food, Brain and Behavior (IFBB) we have researched the impact a balanced diet and the roles that nutrients play on children’s’ development. Using this research we have developed our own nutrition guidelines for our chefs to use when planning menus.”

Sustainable and responsibly sourced

At Trent College and The Elms we take our environmental impact and sustainability goals seriously. Working with Holroyd Howe we can ensure that we are consistently working towards a sustainable future through recycling our food packaging, decreasing our food waste and recycling our cooking oils through oil collection.

Ingredients used in our menus contain UK sourced meats, Red Tractor approved produce, free range RSPCA lion stamped eggs and UK rapeseed oil. Milk is sourced directly from producers and the money goes towards Red Tractor farmers.

A social experience

Dining takes place in the modern purpose built Prince Obolensky building which has panoramic views across the 45-acre campus. The whole school community dines in the Obolensky with Pre-School children having their own quiet room within the space, dining is a social experience and an enjoyable part of the school day.

We put every effort into providing the highest quality of care for our pupils within every element of school life. Lunchtime gives pupils the opportunity to refuel, relax and socialise with their friends. Good nutritious food is one of the key components to ensure they can fully embrace their learning to explore and achieve their full potential.

To find out more about Trent College and The Elms or if you would like to book a private tour contact our Admissions Managers