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What is the school policy about drinks?

As a school we actively encourage our children to drink a range of healthy drinks e.g. water, milk:

  • throughout the school day
  • as part of a Hot School Meal
  • as part of a Packed Lunch


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. 


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.


Packed Lunch

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.