Please note: We are a nut free school.
We are very pleased to be part of the Governments’ School Fruit Scheme, which provides a piece of fruit to every child from Reception to Year 2. Children are also welcome to bring their own fruit in addition to this and we are very happy for our older children to bring a piece of fruit to school to eat during the morning break. All children are encouraged to drink water regularly – either from our drinking fountains or from their own water bottles.
Please ensure that should you like to provide your child with a snack that it is a healthy option. Nut free cereal bars or fruit bars are recommended, we will not allow chocolate bars, crisps or fizzy drinks as morning snacks.
At lunchtime your child may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch from home. Our school meals are cooked on-site by our catering team from The Pantry. St Mary’s is proud to be a healthy and nut free school. Please could you ensure that your child does not bring any nut products in to St Mary’s as their snack or as part of their lunch. If your child is found with nut products, these will be removed from your child and disposed of for the safety of our children with severe nut allergies.
All children eat in the canteen, whether they have school meals or bring a packed lunch. If your child is bringing a packed lunch from home please make sure that it does not contain sweets or fizzy drinks and that the drink is not in a glass bottle. All lunchboxes must be clearly marked with your child’s name.
Infant Universal Free School Meals
Pupils in KS1 (Reception, Years 1 and 2) are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. You will receive an application form in your starter admissions pack when your child is in Reception.