We believe at Northfield School that cooking is a valuable life skill. Therefore each student has the opportunity to learn a wide range of techniques, experience a vast assortment of taste and textures whilst cooking diverse recipes in a relaxed environment.
We have high expectations at Northfield whatever abilities, and with care, support and encouragement our students will have hands on experience from start to finish.
We understand the difficulties some families may experience trying to buy the ingredients and for this reason the school provides all ingredients out of the school budget.
We aim for the students to:
  • Learn how to pre-pare vegetables and meats using a variety of techniques.
  • Cook vegetables and meats using different methods.
  • Bake sweet and savoury products using a variety of pastries.
  • To make sweet and savoury products using dough
  • To cook a diverse range of recipes
  • Develop knife skills
  • To use a vast range of equipment safely and correctly
  • To be able to follow recipes
  • Have the opportunity to select/create recipes.
  • Understand and practise the importance of health and safety.
  • Understand and practise the importance of hygiene.
  • Understand and practise food safety.
  • Understand the importance of nutritious and balanced meals.
  • To be challenged
  • Encourage experimental practice to enhance taste, textures and flavours.
  • Gain confidence in their ability.
  • Develop their skills
  • Work independently as well as collectively.
  • Food Safety 4 U Level 1
  • Basic Food and Hygiene Level 2 qualification
We like to cook an assortment of meals and desserts to facilitate the students to learn many skills and techniques.  Here are a few examples of what we cook:  quiche, sausage plait, pizzas, soup with bread rolls, curries, roast dinners, Thai green chicken, spaghetti bolognaise, lasagne, tacos, shepherd pie, Chinese food, BBQ chicken, short bread, sponge cakes and apple crumble.
Acting Headteacher: Mr. Powell

Northfield School
Knights Road
Blackbird Leys
Tel: +44 (0)1865 771703
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