St George's C of E Primary Academy

Healthy Eating


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.  

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.


Morning Break

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. 

Sweets and chewing gum are not permitted in school.



Your child may bring a packed lunch or have a school dinner.

The cost of school meals is £11 per child per week and should be paid in to the School Office every Monday morning between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

If you receive any of the following benefits 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.