What is the school's policy on snacks and water?

We encourage the children to bring healthy snacks to school - fruit or vegetables. As part of the Government's Healthy Eating campaign, all our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are currently offered a piece of fruit or vegetable during the day.
Water is the preferred drink,  If you wish to send a drinks container in with your child, please ensure it is unbreakable (no glass/cans please), that it is named and filled with water.
Nuts in School

We have pupils and staff who have severe allergic reactions to nuts and nut derivatives. This allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) can occur through ingestion of peanut/nut products and cross contamination.  Since this condition can be life threatening, we are asking for your help in minimising the risk by:

  • avoiding giving your child / children nuts and nut derivatives in school lunches and snacks - examples include peanut butter sandwiches, other spreads containing nuts such as Nutella, snacks/bars containing nuts, sesame, pesto, nut oils, nut flours and nut milks. (This list is not exhaustive.)
  • asking children not to share their lunches.

Due to the severity of the problem, it is important that all parents carry out the suggested measures and reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. We thank you for your co-operation.