At St. George’s, we recognise the important connection between a healthy diet and a student's ability to learn effectively and achieve high standards in school. A healthy and varied diet can help maintain a healthy body weight, enhance general well-being and reduce the number of diseases in adulthood. We have achieved the National Healthy Schools award- this is a reflection of our commitment in this area.
For further information about how healthy eating can hold the key to a long and healthy life, and for nutritional advice, please visit the Nutritionist Resource website here.
We encourage children to drink water in school to help improve levels of concentration. Children are aware that drinking water helps them to avoid being dehydrated and that this helps to stop headaches etc. Children from each class have the responsibility of topping up water bottles during the dinner hour.
All children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 receive a free piece of fruit each day to eat at breaktime as part of our Healthy Eating programme. Children are discouraged from bringing in unhealthy snacks such as crisps,biscuits etc.
Sweets and chewing gum are not permitted in school.
If children wish to purchase a healthy snack during morning break, the following are available from the school kitchen.
Bottle of milkshake 29p
Cup of milk 10p
Carton of juice 35p
Pure juice 15p
Cup of milkshake 12p
Money to pay for breakfasts is to be handed directly to the class teacher.
Your child may go home for lunch, bring sandwiches or have a school dinner. The cost of school meals is £2.20 a day per child (£11 per week per child) and should be paid in to the School Office between 8.30 – 9.15 a.m. on Monday mornings.
If you receive any of the following you are entitled to free school meals:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA ir)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
- Tax Credit Award Notice (TC602) where there is no Working Tax Credit and annual income that does not exceed £16,190.
- The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
- Universal Tax Credits
The School Office must see proof of entitlement before free meals can be provided.