We are a HEALTHY SCHOOL and encourage children to eat a small, healthy snack for morning break and a more substantial, healthy meal at lunch time. Food and drinks will be available for sale again in the school canteen at both break (cold snacks only) and lunch time (hot and cold food) after Eid. Packed lunches should be healthy. Junk food or food and drinks with a lot of artificial colours or sugar will be removed by a teacher and given back to parents or children at the end of the day to take home. Lunch boxes should be clearly marked with your child’s name and class. Children should bring a water bottle with them every day which should be clearly marked with their full name and class. Water bottles can be refilled at the water stations in the cluster areas and the dining rooms. Food deliveries will not be accepted by reception under any circumstances at any time for children in any year group.
We are a LITTER-FREE SCHOOL and all the children and staff are expected to use the bins provided to dispose of their rubbish and to leave their eating area clean and litter-free. Children are only allowed to take water on the playground as all food and other drinks should be consumed in the dining room. Children will be asked to pick up their rubbish if they are seen dropping it or leaving it at their eating area.
We are also a NUT-FREE SCHOOL as some adult and child members of our community have severe nut allergies. Airborne nut particles are sufficient to trigger anaphylactic reactions in some members of our community. We ask that food items sent into school are nut-free and that if your child eats nuts before school that they wash their hands with soap and water before coming to school.
Children should not use the canteen before, during or after school outside of lunch and break times other than to fill their water bottles during PE.
We love to celebrate our student’s birthdays but we are not a party venue. Please respect that this is an educational establishment and do not ask us to host your child’s celebrations. We will distribute invitations for your child and we will distribute birthday cake which should be delivered to reception before 1pm, cut and packaged so that students can eat it at home. All cakes should be sent with a list of ingredients so that we can ensure that it is nut-free and is not given to children with allergies. We will also require evidence that the cake is within its use by date. We will also distribute party bags but will remove anything that presents a choking hazard and return it to you.
Please note that whilst we are operating under the ADEK Covid Operating Regulations the sharing of food is strictly prohibited and all items sent in for distribution will be held in quarantine for 24 hours before being distributed in accordance with the regulations.