Hot meals are available every day. Children may also bring packed lunches to school and these are eaten in the hall under the supervision of lunchtime assistants and outside when the weather permits.
Children whose parents are in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance – Income Based – are entitled to free school meals, applications for which should be made to Revenue & Benefits. Forms are available upon request from the school office or HERE.
All children are expected to go outside at playtime unless parents specifically request otherwise in writing (e.g. due to clearly stated medical reasons). Lunchtime supervisors are permanently on duty from 12pm to 1pm.
We offer a choice of hot and cold school lunches to pupils every day, weekly menus are displayed in the school hall. Our lunches are freshly prepared and cooked each day, using local produce as much as possible. Children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 are able to take advantage of the Government’s free meals initiative – please call into the office for a form. Lunches can of course be purchased at a cost of £2.20 per meal, payable in advance. Children can also bring a packed lunch to school.
Please ask at the school office for information and application forms for free school meals – this is a worthwhile benefit and is supplied with absolute discretion.
The school is involved in the ‘Herefordshire Healthy Schools Partnership’ aimed at promoting both physical and emotional health. Our school has achieved National Healthy Schools Status, and been awarded a certificate and a trophy recognising that we meet Healthy School criteria in emotional health, physical activity, healthy eating and PSHE.
We place strong emphasis on Values Education throughout the school. As a school we aim to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead healthy lives, not just through what is taught but also through the school’s organisation and whole school environment. Healthy choices are promoted across the curriculum. Children participate in food technology days, science work about the human body and the environment and a variety of activities in PE, including swimming, dance and gymnastics. After-school activities continue the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through various sports clubs, and the school’s efforts have been recognised through the award of the nationally recognised Active Sports Mark.
We strongly discourage the eating of sweets and chocolate in school. If crisps or chocolate are bought, we suggest that they are eaten as part of lunch, rather than at morning break, when we hope all children will eat fruit or another healthy snack.
The school participates in the above scheme whereby children in Years R, 1 and 2 are entitled to a free piece of fruit each school day as part of the government’s campaign to encourage children to eat more healthily.
Milk is available each day at playtime at a cost of 18p per 1/3 pint. Parents can order milk for their child through the ‘Coolmilk’ scheme – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cool filtered water is always available from a water fountain. Children can bring juice to drink at break time if they do not have milk.
We ask parents not to send fizzy drinks. Our aim as a healthy school is to encourage pupils to drink more water to aid concentration in the classroom, and water is always available.