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Longfellow’s is open to the public from 8am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday each week and is sited near the main entrance to the school.
A variety of freshly prepared dishes are always available, many of which include ingredients sourced from local suppliers as well as produce from the school garden. Popular choices from the Café’s current menu include delicious home-made soup, cakes and toasties. Sumptuous breakfasts are available until 11am daily and have proved very popular. Espresso coffee and smoothies are also favourites amongst the customers.
Longfellow’s caters for conferences, training courses and business meetings within the school and can cater for external events such as local business meetings and family gatherings. The Café is able to provide sandwich platters, snacks for mid-morning break, afternoon tea, fruit platters, cream teas and whole cakes.
Longfellow’s is now home to our student’s Enterprise wares, which can be purchased or ordered from the café. Students take an idea from conception to completion learning many skills including team work, money management and resilience along the way. Our students have made numerous items including candles, Christmas tree decorations, cement candle holders, cushions, dog treats, animal bedding, the list is endless. All items are very reasonably priced and the money goes back to the classes to go towards trips and residentials.
Longfellow’s provides free Wi-Fi for customers and is a buggy friendly environment.
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The café offers many educational and training opportunities for the students of Fosse Way School. These have included training in becoming a barista, cake-making and customer services.
Students have participated in the delivery of local orders and buffets with support from café staff as necessary. In addition, students who are taking the BTEC Hospitality course at Fosse Way complete work experience placements in the café.
In a number of cases students’ work experience in Longfellow’s has enabled them to gain employment in the catering industry or a college placement. Your custom at Longfellow’s supports these invaluable opportunities for the students of Fosse Way School.
Should you wish to discuss catering options please telephone the Longfellow’s manager on 01761 404201. Alternatively, pop in to the café to discuss your requirements.