Healthy Schools

At Hockley Primary School the children are encouraged to believe that a healthy body provides a healthy mind. To this end we ensure that all of the KS1 children are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable as a breaktime snack and we ask that parents continue to provide this healthy choice in KS2. Parents may also wish to purchase milk for their child at breaktimes. This can be arranged on a termly basis.

As a school we are required to take action to improve children’s health. Promoting drinking water and sweet flavoured drinks will promote healthier choices and improve the health of pupils. We actively encourage our children to drink healthy drinks e.g. water, milk:

  • throughout the school day

  • as part of a Hot School Meal

  • as part of a Packed Lunch

Throughout the School Day

In accordance with our status as a Healthy School, children are actively encouraged to drink water, which is available throughout the school day. To support this, all children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school. These bottles may only contain plain/unflavoured/uncoloured water. Drinking water is available in all classrooms.

We also have a school milk scheme, free to under 5s or children entitled to Free School Meals, and at a small cost to other children. Children having milk can drink it at playtime or at lunchtime, if they are having a packed lunch.

In line with all the schools in England our KS1 pupils are provided with a free hot nutritious meal at lunchtime -please see the menu available on the School Dinners page. We have also purchased a salad bar, where the children are able to select healthy ‘sides’ to their meal – something even our EYFS children do.We hold regular workshops where the children are able to taste a broad range of fruit and vegetables to encourage them to make healthy choices.

We are now able to provide a breakfast club for a small fee where children can start the day with a healthy breakfast enabling them to fully access the learning throughout the day.

We also offer a wide range of other clubs throughout the school year so that all of our children have an opportunity to keep active! In addition to this a ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ course runs as an after school club and the meals and dishes they produce are ‘Tweeted’ to encourage other members of our school family to try them out.

To view all of our current clubs click here!