As a school we actively encourage our children to drink a range of healthy drinks e.g. water, milk:
Throughout the School Day
In accordance with our status as a Healthy School, children are actively encouraged to drink water, which is available throughout the school day. To support this, all children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school. These bottles may only contain plain/unflavoured/uncoloured water. Drinking water is available in all classrooms.
We also have a school milk scheme, free to under 5s or children entitled to Free School Meals, and at a small cost to other children. Children having milk can drink it at playtime or at lunchtime, if they are having a packed lunch. Please CLICK HERE to find out more.
At lunchtimes, parents can choose a hot school meal, provided through our supplier, Ideal, or to send their child to school with a packed lunch.
Hot School Meals
Where a parent chooses a hot school meal for their child, this includes a drink of water or milk as part of that provision and service. No other drinks or food substitutes are permitted.
Parents do not need to provide their child with a drink as water is also freely available to children having a packed lunch. Alternatively, parents can send a drink as part of their child’s packed lunch. We would encourage these drinks to conform to the school’s Food In School Policy and the National School Food Standards.