Just some of the positive feedback and comments we have had from our visitors.
4 Great Portland Street Lunch 15th January 2019
"Enjoyed having lunch with Megs and Ameerah and hearing about their Science morning at Maltings."
"Fantastic idea. It's good to come into school and see how things are. Food was quite good as well. Delicious!"
"Was really good to spend time with Freya during her lunch time. Great food. Thank you very much."
4 Hammersmith Lunch 27th November 2018
"Was lovely to have lunch with Joe. We both really enjoyed it. The all day breakfast was really nice too."
"Friendly staff, made to feel welcome. Food was lovely. Enjoyed spending the time with my daughter."
"It was lovely to see Blake with his friends. It was such lovely food and was was lovely to try the dinner Blake always talks about so much. I had a lovely time. Thank you."
"Food was lovely, good portion size and choice for all. Well organised event handling parents in attendance. Enjoyed some quality time with my daughter seeing how she eats at school."
"It was lovely to be invited to lunch with Rhylee and his friends. We enjoyed the all day breakfast and talking about what he had been doing."
"The lunch was great fun and very tasty! It was lovely to share Jessica's lunch with her and hear about her morning and meet her friends."
4 Monument Lunch 13th November 2018
"The tandoori chicken and rice were both yummy and not too mild. Salad options are varied. I like the apple crumble a lot. Thank you for allowing me to spend time with Remy. A rare treat."
"Excellent lunch, loved spending time with my superstar granddaughter and learning more about her school life."
"Lovely food and I love visiting and sitting with the children. I would do it more often. Also it was nice to sit and chat with Mrs Webb and Mrs Cardy. Thank you!"
3 Tower Hill Lunch 16th October 2018
"It was lovely to be able to come in for lunch with Ella today and the food was lovely."
"Great to have lunch with all the kids. Great ideas. Food was very nice too."
"Very nice all day breakfast. The quality of the sausages and bacon was very good."
3 Notting Hill Gate Lunch 16th October 2018
"It was very nice to come in and spend some time with Rosalie and see where she eats with her friends."
"Very happy to be part of Olivia's school day and spend some extra time with Olivia. Dinner was lovely."
"It was really nice to accompany Ruby at lunchtime and sit with her and her friends."
3 Cannon Street Lunch 2nd October 2018
"I enjoyed coming for lunch with Abby, the jacket potato was very nice. It was good to see where Abby has lunch each day at school."
"It was lovely to have lunch with Abigail. Abigail was very excited and enjoyed introducing me to all her friends."
Father's Day Lunch 14th June 2018
"Nice food and great to see Ella and her friends."
"It was great to spend lunchtime with the children. Food was good and the children enjoyed the cake."
"Lovely food, well organised as usual."
"Fantastic that you have done this again. Thank you. Every year I am made to feel welcome and get to enjoy a meal with my son."
Mother's Day Lunch 8th March 2018
"Lovely to see the children at lunch time. Very nice sweet and sour and cake."
"Yummy food enjoyed totally. Thank you."
"Enjoyed sweet and sour chicken and salad. Also enjoyed being with Violet for lunch. Nice touch with the daffodils."
"Another lovely lunch thank you. Very nice to spend time with Edie."
"Lovely lunch thank you very much. It is so nice spending time with both children at lunch."
"We had a lovely lunch, well organised. Nice to spend time with them."
"Superb table server. Wonderful food service and it is a wonderful idea."
"Lovely food, as always. Cake was delicious and flowers on the table were a lovely touch. We love every opportunity to come in for lunch with Mason. Well done PHA".
"The meal was lovely and it was nice spending time with my boys on their dinner break. Aaron chose my cake and it was nice. Thank you for doing a Mother's Day meal again this year."
"I loved spending Mother's Day with Isabel, lovely company as always and she obviously enjoyed the food on my plate more than her lunch box."
"It was really nice to see Marco and have a lunch with him. We enjoyed to be together to talk about our day."
5 Monument Class Lunch 20th February 2018
"Delicious homemade macaroni cheese and coleslaw. Enjoyed it very much."
"Lovely lunch. Really enjoyed being able to come in and spend some time with Connor at school."
"Always nice to come in and have lunch with Max as never able to come in on open days. Jacket was lovely."
5 Hammersmith Class Lunch 6th February 2018
"Thank you for another nice lunch. It's always nice to spend some time with Edie in her school environment."
"Really enjoyed lunch with Jess and her class mates. Food was lovely. Lovely for the school of offer time with the kids".
"Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch today! Good food, fantastic company well done PHA."
"Lovely macaroni cheese with salad and chocolate cake for dessert" Enjoyed having lunch with my daughter."
"I loved coming to school and seeing Isabel over a lovely lunch. Really enjoyed the food and company :)."
5 Great Portland Street Class Lunch 23rd January 2018
"Yummy chicken, nice to have lunch and a break for a change! Very nice to eat with Lucas for a change. Thank you."
"Always look forward to having school lunch with Jack. I love to see him interacting with his teachers and friends in the school environment."
"Thank you again for the chance for me to join Amelia at lunch, it's always good to see the school at work."
"The food was lovely especially the chicken. Ella decided to have the jacket potato as she is not a fan of tomato and after trying a little of mine loved it. Thank you the time with Ella was precious."
"Food is great. Glad to spend time with my daughter during their lunch time."
"Great afternoon to spend time with my son and to see where he spends his lunch and to see him with his friends."
4 Victoria Class Lunch 11th January 2018
"Was lovely to be able to come to have lunch with Mckenna today, food was very nice."
"Lovely lunch and was nice to spend some time with Emily at lunch. Also brilliant to have a hot lunch for once. Look forward to Mother's Day lunch."
"Was lovely to come and spend lunch with Harrison and his friends. Food was good."
"We had a lovely time together. It's nice to see Gabriela laughing with her friends."
4 St James Park Class Lunch 30th November 2017
"Loved coming in to the school for school lunch with my daughter. The jacket potato was very nice. The apple juice was very nice. Had a lovely time even Mr Robinson joined us on our table."
"A very enjoyable lunch with my grandson and the food was very nice too!"
"Very enjoyable substantial lunch, nice to spend it with Archie to see how he spends his lunch, and was nice to meet his class mates."
"It was lovely to spend lunchtime with my son and meet some of his friends. The food was not how I remember school dinners to be, so much better."
4 Euston Square Class Lunch 14th November 2017
"A lovely lunch. Really enjoyable. It was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves."
"Thanks to the school for this wonderful opportunity. The food was wonderful."
"It was lovely to be able to have lunch with Cayden at school, we both enjoy it."
3 Tower Hill Class Lunch 2nd November 2017
"It was really nice to come and have lunch with Ezme. I would definitely come again and the food was lovely."
"Had a fantastic time having lunch with Blake, food was lovely. Wished it was longer, would have been nice to see Blake playing with his friends too. Had a great time. Thank you."
"Lovely idea to invite parents in for a meal with their child. The food was delicious."
"Loved having lunch with Max, was a pleasure to share this experience with him. Food was lovely. Thank you for providing this opportunity."
3 Notting Hill Gate Class Lunch 17th October 2017
"It was lovely to have lunch with Teagan at her new school. It is a memory that will be treasured forever. It is not very often you get to spend time with your child in their school environment so it is a very special moment. The food was lovely."
"It was lovely to come in and have lunch with Megan today. Good selection of salad and desserts."
"A very good idea. Really enjoyed the experience. Good to see how my child gets on at school. Food was very good too."
“I enjoyed having lunch with my grandson Noah. Very nice lunch. Hope to do it again. Thank you for my invite to lunch."
3 Cannon Street Class Lunch 5th October 2017
“Had a lovely time! It's nice to join in and see how the children do in school."
"Really enjoyed the chance to have lunch with Emmi. The food was nice too! Would love to do it again."
"Very nice lunch with Emily! The food was lovely. Thank you.
"Very nice meal and good to be able to spend time at the school. Also encouraged Joe to try school dinner for the first time."
Father’s Day Lunch 24th June 2016
“I think it is a great idea the Father’s Day lunch. I loved seeing Ella in the school environment. The food was good too.”
“Nice food and variety, glad to come and see the lunchtime with my son and nice for the Father’s Day idea.”
“Lovely lunch and very nice to spend a lovely lunch with my boys. Thank you very much.”
“Curry was very nice and also the super dad cake. Nice to see Terry at dinner time and eating together.”
“Good to spend time with Harry, very much enjoyed the meal (curry) and would love to do it again.”
“Well organised. Seeing the boys faces as they walked in was priceless Food was lovely as always.”
“It was a great pleasure to be able to have lunch with my daughter at school, it felt very special. The food was very good as well. I hope to be able to do more things like this in the future, we had a great time together.”
“Very nice chicken curry and rice, nice selection of food to choose from. Compliments to the chef!”
5MS Class Lunch 23rd March 2016
“Very enjoyable, it’s nice to visit the school and have lunch with the children.”
“Excellent as always, great to see the school and children at lunch.”
“Had a lovely lunch, food very nice, met a new friend on Kenya’s.”
“Well done to the kitchen staff again, a fantastic meal. As always it was lovely to come into school and spend time with your child.”
“We had a really good lunch together. Weronika enjoyed the double biscuit. All the food was tasty.”
“Lovely lunch as always. Lots of smiley faces! A pleasure to be invited.”
Mother’s Day Lunch 3rd March 2016
“Fantastic lunch. It was great to have the opportunity to have lunch with Ella. I enjoyed it very much, especially the cakes!”
“Mothers day lunch was very nice. It was lovely to come and join Summer for lunch as I have never been to any of the class lunches. All the staff were very helpful and efficient.”
“It has been a lovely lunchtime spent with Alyssa. The food was lovely and we both had a lovely time. It is not often we get time with just us together, so thank you.”
“Dinner was lovely very tasty!”
“Really enjoy have lunch with my daughter. Staff are very welcoming and the lunch was very organised.”
“The food was very yummy, especially the cupcakes. I enjoyed spending time with both my children, it was great that I got to have lunch with them at the same time.”
5S Class Lunch 10th February 2016
“A really nice experience. Thank you for having us. A nice tasty meal!”
“It was lovely to have the opportunity to have lunch with my son. Food was really good.”
“Food was very nice and nice being part of the school day.”
4N Class Lunch 20th January 2016
“Roast dinner was lovely, always look forward to coming in to school for the parent/children lunches. All children and staff are polite as always too. Thank you Powers Hall.”
“I really enjoy coming in for lunch and the food is very nice. Can’t wait for the next one!”
4G Class Lunch 25th November 2015
“Excellent meal, lovely to spend time with Freddie in his school.”
“I really enjoyed my lunch, tastes just like home and I would love to come again, very much appreciated.”
“Very nice, can’t wait for the next one.”
4BC Class Lunch 4th November 2015
“The meat was lovely, tender and no fat. Very impressed to see fresh fruit also. Thank you it was lovely.”
“Very nice lunch, compliments to the chef! Beef was cooked really nicely.”
“Food was lovely, cooked very well. Staff were friendly and there was a good choice of desserts.”
3W Class Lunch 14th October 2015
“What a lovely idea, first one I have been able to make due to working. Was a lovely lunch and well organised,”
“Had a lovely time it is so nice to be able to come into school like this. Gemma enjoyed it too. The food was fantastic.”
“The food was delicious , I really enjoyed having lunch with Hallie.”
3H Class Lunch 30th September 2015
“Enjoyed spending time with Emily in her environment, it was a pleasure and I am truly grateful for this experience.”
“The food was lovely, and the children all got plenty. It was lovely spending time with Jack.”
“Food was nice and staff were helpful. It’s also nice to have events like this to have lunch with our own children. Very pleasant indeed”.
Get Witham Reading – A Titanic Adventure
“I think that the ‘Get Witham Reading’ project is a fantastic idea. Tyler really looks forward to it. We thoroughly enjoy walking around the school learning about all the different topics. I think visual teaching is a brilliant way for children to learn. We are looking forward to next year.”
“I thought that the school really made a big effort. All the children seemed to really enjoy themselves, it was a lovely morning.”
“There has been so much attention to detail and a lot of hard work from all the staff has made it a really fun and fact learning experience for all the children, and it has been great that parents can join in and see all the great work that has gone into the two days. Oliver has had fun too joining in with his brother.”
“Really put in loads of work to make this a fantastic day. The children looked brilliant and all have made the effect. The work around the school rooms is brilliant, very well done to everyone. The boat outside is amazing it must have taken a lot of time.”
“Absolutely brilliant morning. Really enjoyed it. Lovely to see children and parents interacting. This school is amazing for the effort put in for the learning of the children.”
“Well done on another fantastic themed day. Lovely to see all the children in their costumes.”
“Everything looked brilliant. All the children seemed to really enjoy taking part.”
“The school has made a wonderful display about the Titanic. It is lovely to see all of the children so involved and interested in a historic event. I also think it is a great day of activities and you can tell that there has been a lot of research put in.”
“The school has made a wonderful job of showing the children and parents the wonders of the Titanic. I enjoyed learning about the co-ordinates. The classrooms were decorated so well, it was great to see the Captain’s Room and bedrooms and the Titanic build was brilliant.”
“I am hugely impressed by the amount of research and preparation undertaken to mount this successful Titanic event. All pupils I met were engaged and never forgot to be polite and helpful. All waiters at lunch were so proud and intent on getting it right. Thank you for asking us to share the day with you all.”
“The event seems to get better each year. Please thank all the children and especially the staff for their hard work.”
Very, very impressed with the work undertaken and the research that had gone into this day. Congratulations to all concerned. I wonder what the next Get Witham Reading will have for a theme! Gets better every year.”
“Wow! I wasn’t sure anything could surpass the Airport last year, but you did it! When I say you, of course I mean the whole academy family. Please pass on our congratulations to all the staff for the amazing effort they made to ensure a great experience for the children. So many happy faces, it was terrific to see. Special thanks to the “waiters” who did so well & were so efficient!”
“Many thanks for a wonderful morning at PHA for Get Witham Reading. The whole school looked amazing; you must had all worked so hard. The children I brought with my from Cherry Tree School had a fantastic time – one asked if they could come every morning to PHA! Please can you especially thank the children who looked after the pupils from Cherry Tree who were very kind and an asset to your school.”
Father’s Day Lunch
“It I nice to come into the school environment and have lunch with my son. The food has come a long way since I was there. Very impressed with the whole school.”
“Very lovely meal. The organisation and presentation was excellent. Enjoyed.”
“Very enjoyable, it’s nice to be able to visit the children in school and have lunch. Please continue this.
“It has been wonderful coming to eat lunch with Lawrence for Mother’s Days and Father’s Days for the past few years. Thank you Powers Hall for making these days so nice.”
“Very enjoyable, veg option was tasty. Nice to see the kids enjoy their lunch.”
“Nice meal – well organised.”
“It was great to spend time having lunch with Sophie. The food was very nice, particularly the cupcake.”
“Really enjoyed the Father’s Day meal. A really good idea by the school. Hope it continues.”
“Excellent food and service.”
“It was very nice to be able to come and spend time with Ben at school. The lunch was very nice. Thank you very much for the invite.”
“The lunch was nice and it is a great idea to have the Father’s Day lunch with their child. Keep up the good work!”
“What a great experience! Thank you to all the staff and helpers.
“The lunch was very nice and enjoyable. Brings back memories of when I was at school.”
5A Class Lunch
“Dinner was very nice, well cooked and nicely presented. It was good to see Emily in the school setting.”
“A lovely roast lunch and teacake with cream on top.”
“I really enjoyed lunch. The food was delicious. We chatted and had a good time together.”
4″ Class Lunch
“Always lovely to come and visit Georgia for lunch. Food was scrummy.”
“It was really nice to get to know a bit more about the school. I enjoyed the lunchtime here and the food as well and eating with my child.”
“The meal was lovely. Really enjoyed it. Well balanced and attractive.”
“Very good lunch, enjoyed it very much. It was nice to see the children eating good food. Can I come every day?”
Year 4 VE Day Assembly
“Fantastic Assembly!!! So much thought had gone into it and the children (and teachers) all seemed to really enjoy it. The thing that stood out to me was that all of the children were included. Thank you as always for you continuing dedicated hard work.”
5CW Class Lunch
“Today’s lunch was roast pork and it was really lovely. Nice to know the children have healthy, home-cooked food. It was a pleasure to come along, thank you.”
“I always enjoy the ‘special’ meals we have here. Just wish they were bigger plates!! Well done to everyone that make these events enjoyable.”
“It’s lovely to be able to join and have lunch with the children and it is always well organised, and lots of fun and the food is really nice.”
“So lovely to be invited into the school again. Very well organised. Very well behaved children. Well done. Thank you kitchen staff for a lovely meal.”
5W Class Lunch
“A lovely lunch again. Thank you for allowing us to share this time with our children. Food was also lovely too!”
“Really lovely lunch and really love coming in to the school to have lunch with my daughter and her friends.”
“Food was lovely and very tasty.”
Mother’s Day 2015
“Everything was delicious! Thank you very much.”
“Great food. Service friendly. Had a lovely Mother’s day lunch. Thank you for enabling this.”
“We enjoyed the lunch, and are very happy to be in this lovely school.”
“I would like to say the dinner was so lovely and to say a big thank you for lunch.”
“Lovely food and I enjoyed having lunch with my daughter.”
“I love coming to the Mother’s Day lunch, eating with Ben and having a lovely time. The food was delicious as usual so thank you to the dinner ladies for cooking a lovely meal and looking after us.”
“I love coming into the school and having dinner with my daughter, it really makes my day. Great food and great company, what more could I ask for. Thank you.”
“The dinner was lovely. All of it was very enjoyable and it was a pleasure to be able to share it with the children.”
“Thank you for a lovely meal it was lovely to sit with Chace and have the opportunity to have lunch together. Everyone was very friendly.”
“A delicious and nutritious main course and very nice yoghurt dessert. A lovely, friendly welcome as it is a while since I have visited school.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed having the lunch today, school dinner mash is still the best! The sponge on the cup cake was delicious, just ask Rosey, she doesn’t like cake but took some of mine.”
“Delicious and a lovely time to share with Jake and chat to other mums.”
“I really enjoyed it, the diner was very nice and the cake was very very nice. I love spending lunch with my little Rose.”
“I think Mother’s Day lunch is such a lovely idea, something which I know Faye looks forward to. Chicken dish was tasty too!!”
“The food was really nice and it was really well organised. It’s great to be able to come in to school and have lunch with the children.”
“Thank you for inviting us into the school. It is lovely to see the children so well behaved and happy. A very well organised school. The meal was lovely.”
“I enjoyed my lunch in the lively dining room. The food was excellent considering the numbers you are catering for. The cake was yummy.”
“Lovely!! What a great experience!! It was nice to see so many happy faces and food was absolutely yummy. Well done!”
“Lovely dinner, juicy chicken, lovely mash, amazing cup cake.”
“Excellent food as always. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Many thanks to the staff for providing another lovely meal.”
“Absolutely love this great idea. Thoroughly enjoyed coming in and eating with Darcie and Ebony. Lovely with the daffodils on the table too. Great to see Mrs Bass getting involved in the serving. Don’t ever stop this. A lot of single parents don’t get the chance for a ‘day off’, so thanks.”
“Lunch was lovely and the cupcake was fantastic. Really enjoyed it all. It was great to spend lunch with Ben. Well done to the ladies that prepared this meal.”
“Meal was very enjoyable, and its nice to spend time with Elise at lunch, very well organised. It’s nice to see the school organise things like this so parents can be more involved with the children.”
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