Food and Drink


We have water coolers in each classroom and encourage children to drink throughout the day. Children have their own cups which they use.

We belong to the National Fruit Scheme. At playtime all children are offered vegetables or a piece of fresh fruit. Children are able to bring something from home should they really do not like what is on offer, however it must be a piece of fruit or a vegetable.

We have two fantastic cooksl Mrs Catchpole and Mrs Smith. They run our kitchen on behalf of Edwards and Blake.The government funded, Universal Free Infant School Meals ensures that all children are able to enjoy the cooking skills of Mrs Catchpole and Mrs Smith.

We strongly encourage you to 'opt in' so that your child may benefit from the nutricious meals provided. If you would like to 'opt out' of this offer you may do so, please contact Mrs Tristram in the office.Please be aware that you will not be able to 'opt in' for celebration meals such as Christmas Lunch. We will provide as much flexibility as we possibly can and children will still be able to choose not to have a hot dinner on occasion. We do ask you however to provide as much notice as possible to prevent food waste.

Should children not wish to have a meal from the kitchen and 'opt out' of the Free School Meals they should bring a packed lunch. Please do not include sweets or fizzy drinks when packing for your child. Currently we do not have space to keep packed lunches cool, small cold packs are ideal for you to include in your child's lunchbox.

The school food trust  website offers lots of advice on packed lunches.

Individual medical diets can be catered for by arrangement with Edwards & Blake, please contact the academy office for further information.