Illness and Medicines in School
We have a number of qualified first aiders in the academy, who deal with any issues that occur. If your child has an accident whilst they are at school, they will receive a completed accident slip outlining the details of the incident and the member of staff that dealt with it.
We always contact parents immediately if there is a serious concern or accident. Our staff will also contact you if your child is unwell in school.
Please keep your child at home for 48 hours after an attack of vomiting or diarrhoea to avoid spreading the illness.
If your child suffers from a long term medical condition, you must complete a a care plan in conjunction with our school nurse and inform the office staff of any medication that your child is taking.
All meals are prepared on site by our skilled catering team. Our menus are designed to provide a healthy balance. Our menus take into account the various needs of our children and include vegetarian and halal options.
All children in Reception, Y1 and Y1 are entitled to a free school meal. This can either be a hot meal or a packed lunch provided by us. We encourage all children to take advantage of this.
As part of our commitment to a healthy lifestyle children are provided with a fresh salad bar and they are encouraged to choose a selection of fresh vegetables and fruit to accompany their meal.
All school dinners should be paid for in advance via your child's ParentPay account. (You will be given log in details when your child joins the Academy).
Free School Meals
If you or your partner receives income support (IS), Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (IBJSA), or benefit support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 your child may be entitled to free school meals. Your child may also be entitled to free school meals if you are receipt of Child Tax Credit (but not entitled to working tax credit) and have an income not exceeding £16,190. Please contact the academy office for help, advice and an application form.
Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle and a clear understanding of their own dietary needs is something that we believe all our children should have access to from Reception to Yr6.
To ensure our children have the best possible start everyday we have opened a Breakfast Club which provides children with a range of healthy cereals, toast, drink and fruit and a series of activities designed to help them focus and prepare for their academy day. Charge for this is £1 per day. There is no need to book a place.
All of our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free fruit as part of their mid-morning snack. Our tuck shop also allows children to purchase a variety of healthy items. Children in Reception receive free milk.
In Key Stage 2 children can purchase a variety of healthy items at break time.
All children are provided with a water bottle when they join the Academy which is refilled daily and enables them to access water throughout the day.