In KS1 (Yrs R, 1 & 2) children have free fruit. The only snacks allowed in school must be a healthy option. Children are encouraged to have a drink at break times. Parents are able to purchase daily milk for their child using the Cool Milk scheme. KS2 (Y3,4,5 & 6) are encouraged to bring fruit or an alternative healthy snack to eat during morning break.
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 so children are encouraged to bring bottles of water which is always available for them to drink. They can also bring juice to drink at lunch times.
Lunchtime is a very important part of our school day. Children can order a hot lunch or bring a packed lunch. Our hot lunches are cooked freshly everyday by our local pub, The Golden Cross. Food is served to our children piping hot in our dining hall under the supervision of our lunchtime supervisors.
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 the County Education Officer. Forms are available upon request from the school office.
You should apply for free school meals for your child/children by completing a form, which can be obtained from the school Reception Office, where the administrative staff will be pleased to help you with any enquiries.
We provide hot meals in School, there is a choice of 3 meals each day and orders are usually paid for up front, in 3 week blocks (£2.30 per day). The meals are provided by our local publican, John Murray from the Golden Cross Public House.
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.
We have a Healthy Snacks Club which has been funded by the National Lottery. This club is run by Mrs Foti who is a parent at the school but also a professional nutritionist. The funding has ensured that the club will run throughout the year and provide learning opportunities for children from Reception age all the way to Year 6.
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. Parents can order milk for their child through the ‘Coolmilk’ scheme – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children are encouraged to bring bottles of water which is always available for them to drink. They can also can bring juice to drink at lunch times.