Health and Wellbeing

A Healthy Academy

As part of us being a Healthy Academy, we encourage pupils to bring a bottle of still, plain water to the Academy, so they can drink it whenever they are thirsty (a sip bottle is ideal).

As part of the Academies Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, all our Key Stage 1 children are offered a piece of fruit to eat mid-morning as a way to increase their intake of fruit and vegetables. Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit from home to eat during their morning break.

Academy lunches are available for all children. Since May 2007, we have had our hot meals delivered by the on-site catering at Ashingdon Primary Academy, who work in consultation with Ashlyns Organic Ltd. Academy lunches are cooked on their premises by their own cooks, and then delivered to our kitchens. A menu is sent home at the beginning of the academic year, and is also available from the Academy Office.

Meals should be paid for using ParentPay. Further details can be found by following this link.

Your child may bring a packed lunch, including a drink to the Academy. We ask parents to work with us and ensure that packed lunches contain healthy options i.e. fruit and/or vegetables and not sweets or chocolate or fizzy drinks.

Please make sure your child's lunch box is clearly labelled.

Wellbeing

We are an attachment aware school and support children's wellbeing and social and emotional development in a variety of ways. We have weekly wellbeing meetings to discuss concerns and raise awareness of children who may have difficulties and how best to support them. We also have a nurture base where children can access play based support that develops their emotional and social skills.