Healthy School Status

We are committed to being a healthy school. This means that:

  • We teach the benefits of eating a balanced diet and taking regular exercise in various areas of the curriculum, e.g. science and P.E.

  • Hot school lunches are freshly prepared and made from local produce where possible and meet the required nutritional standards. If a packed lunch from home is preferred, we encourage parents to provide a balanced packed lunch with foods from each of the main food groups; e.g. a ham or cheese sandwich, cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks, a small bunch of grapes or some raisins, yoghurt and, perhaps, a small cake or flapjack. There are water jugs and beakers on the tables at lunchtime. No sweets or fizzy drinks are allowed at any time during the day.

  • A free fruit or vegetable snack is offered to the children at morning break. We also offer a drink of fresh milk each morning break (this milk scheme is optional after children turn 5 and there is a small fee to cover costs).

  • The children have access to their water bottles at all times and can top up from our water dispenser. Water bottles can be bought from the school office.

  • The children have 2 hours of P.E. each week, which includes 10 minutes of daily fitness each morning. We are proud to have gained our ‘active mark’ for achieving this!

  • We teach a structured programme of PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education) using a very good scheme called SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning). Each week we have a focus and celebrate its success in our Friday assembly.