Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Our healthy, nutritious school meals are prepared freshly on site by our school cooks and are carefully designed to meet the School Food Standards.

To view a standard menu please click here

There is a link between the pupil health and their wellbeing and attainment. Click here  to read the Public Health document about this.

Children in Foundation Stage and KS1 are provided with, and encouraged to have, a piece of fruit or a vegetable daily with their milk or water. Key Stage 2 have a tuck shop promoting a wide variety of healthy snacks including fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, cheese, olives, fruit bread plus many more.

How we support learning of cooking and nutrition through our curriculum


Foundation and KS1  


Where food comes from 

Across KS1 Pupils should know:

  •  that all food comes from plants and animals
  • that food has to be farmed, grown elsewhere (e.g. home) or caught

Across KS2 pupils should know:

  • that food is grown (such as tomatoes, wheat and potatoes, reared (such as pigs, chicken and cattle) and caught (such as fish) in the UK Europe and the wider world

In late KS 2 pupils should also know:

  • that seasons may affect the food available
  • how food is processed into ingredients that can be eaten or used in cooking

Food preparation , cooking and nutrition

Across KS1 pupils should know:

  • how to name and sort foods into the five groups in the Eatwell Guide
  • that everyone should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day
  • how to prepare simple dishes safely and hygienically, without using a heat source
  • how to use techniques such as cutting, peeling and grating

Across KS2 pupils should know:

  • how to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes safely and hygienically including, where appropriate, the use of a heat source
  • how to use a range of techniques such as peeling, chopping, slicing, grating, mixing, spreading, kneading and baking

In early KS2 pupils should also know:

  • that a healthy diet is made up from a variety and balance of different food and drink, as depicted in the Eatwell Guide
  • that to be active and healthy, food and drink are needed to provide energy for the body

In late KS2 pupils should also know:

  • that recipes can be adapted to change the appearance, taste, texture and aroma
  • that different food and drink contain different substances – nutrients, water and fibre – that are needed for health
Teaching Cooking Skills 

Cooking and the importance of healthy eating lessons take place throughout the year within our curriculum in areas such as: Science, PSHE, DT, Maths and English.

Each class has the opportunity to learn how to create their own healthy meal. As this is part of the NHS core competencies, we understand the importance of developing our children’s skills and knowledge.

NHS Food Scanner

The NHS Food Scanner app can be downloaded from your app store on your mobile phone or tablet. Scan barcodes on your food packets to find out how healthy they really are.

Healthy lunchtime recipes

Every 4 weeks a new recipe will be put onto our school webpage to help give you ideas and inspire a healthy lunch.  Click below for our healthy lunch recipes;


Useful Links

Please click on this link to access hundreds of healthy recipes on the ‘Lets Get Cooking’ website

For more information on healthy eating and good nutrition please follow the links below:

Free School Meal Application Form
If you believe your child may be entitled to a free school meal please fill this form in and bring this back to the office for Mrs Burns and Miss Brew.
Healthy Start Vouchers

Healthy Start is a UK-wide statutory government scheme to help expectant mothers, new parents and their children to eat healthily and get the nutrition they need to have a great start in life.


With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.


You can qualify for Healthy Start if you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and you or your family get:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit with a family income of £16,190 or less per year
  • Pension Credit; or
  • Universal Credit with no earned income or total earned income of £408 or less per month for the family. (To find this refer to your Universal Credit award notice in the section “your take home pay for this month”.)

You also qualify if you are under 18 and pregnant, even if you don’t get any of the above benefits.

Each Voucher is to the value of £3.10p, and calculated per qualifying person/child:

  • Pregnant 10 weeks will receive 1 voucher per week
  • Child Birth-1 year old will receive 2 vouchers per week
  • Child 1-4 years old will received 1 voucher per week

To apply for vouchers please click on the link below.

Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)