No Fish school
We are a 'no fish' school.
We are asking all members of our academy family including pupils, staff and visitors for their help in removing the risk for one of our pupils who has a severe airborne allergy to fish by not sending or bringing in any fish related products including prawn cocktail crisps into the academy. Our academy canteen will also no longer be serving fish related products.
The no fish school rule came into effect on Monday 14th September 2020, and we cannot thank pupils and parents enough for their support so far with this matter.
Below is a common list of fish related foods which have been brought into the academy in lunchboxes in the past.
• Tuna sandwiches
• Tuna pasta salad
• Prawn cocktail crisps
• Seafood sticks
Whilst the above list is not extensive, we do ask that you check packaging carefully to ensure we minimise the risk to one of our young people. We appreciate this is an additional thing to do, but we know you recognise the importance of this.
Children have the option of having an Academy lunch or bringing a packed lunch. We encourage children to have an academy meal. These are cooked on site and are nutritionally balanced and always offer a choice. Menus are available on the school noticeboard.
Academy lunches are paid for at the office. Please use a marked envelope for the money. Free Academy meals are available to those families in receipt of Child Tax Credit, Job Seekers’ Allowance or Income Support. Please bring proof of your entitlement to the Academy office, where the relevant paperwork can be completed.
Year 3 to Year 6 children may bring a packed lunch. Please note that children are only allowed to bring one treat per day into the Academy such as crisps, sweets or chocolate - in line with the healthy eating policy. No fizzy drinks or cup drinks are allowed in the academy.
Children should bring plain water to drink during the day in labelled bottles. These should be taken home and cleaned regularly. These can be refilled throughout the day at the academy water fountains.
On birthdays individual wrapped sweets only are allowed to be brought into the academy to give out, no lollies are allowed. We are unable to give out cake or party bags. All birthday treats will be given out at the end of the day and as such treats are only to be consumed when in the care of the parent/carer. Treats are not allowed to be eaten in the building. No birthday treats are to be brought into nursery.
Applying for Free School Meals
Free Academy meals are available to those families in receipt of Child Tax Credit, Job Seekers’ Allowance or Income Support. Please bring proof of your entitlement to the Academy office, where the relevant paperwork can be completed. For an application form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we serve at lunch?
Find out more about what we serve at lunch by clicking on our example menus below. We cater for different food tolerances and allergies, always serving a vegetarian option.