Healthy school lunches are prepared on site daily. Each day there is a delicious meal served to the children opting for school meals. There is always an alternative option of a baked potato for main course and fruit of yoghurt for dessert.
We are a healthy school and have achieved the Healthy Schools Enhanced Award. We ask that children in Key Stage 2 bring a piece of fruit or healthy snack rather than a bag of crisps for his or her mid-morning break. In Key Stage 1 fruit is provided for the mid-morning break. Any children seen eating crisps or unhealthy choices at break-time will be asked to put them away, either into their lunch box or school bag.
Sweets and chocolate are not to be brought into school ordinarily; however, many children like to bring treats in to celebrate their birthday. This is allowed, as long as sweets are wrapped. They will be given out only at the end of the school day. If you do not want your child to eat such treats, please see your child’s class teacher. You can, of course, provide an alternative treat for your child in these circumstances, to be left with your child’s class teacher to distribute on such occasions if you so wish. This way, no child feels left out.
Snacks in School
All children in Foundation Stage and KS1 (Early Years, Year 1, Year 2) are provided with a free snack each morning playtime.
Children in KS2 can bring a healthy snack and suggestions below may be useful to you.
‘Run Faster’ snacks (energy giving):
- Malt loaf
- Hot cross bun
- Rice cakes (low salt version)
- Fruit/cereal bars (avoid ones with nuts and chocolate on!)
- Marmite on bread or rice cakes
‘Muscle growing’ snacks (protein giving):
- Diced cheese
- Pineapple and cheese
- Seeds eg sunflower, pumpkin
‘Healthy bodies’ snacks (vitamins to help eyes & skin, resist colds etc)
- Dried fruit eg apricots, mango, banana, raisins, cranberries, cherries
- Fruit smoothies (carton, plastic bottle or home-made)
- Vegetable sticks eg carrot, pepper
- Fresh fruit eg banana, apple, kiwi (cut in half at home and provide spoon, grapes)