To ensure pupils are best prepared for their learning at the start and throughout the day, sweets, chocolate, biscuits, chewing gum, over-sized bags of crisps (larger than 35g), fizzy drinks, and energy drinks will not be permitted in school with effect from the beginning of Term 5.
Evidence proves that healthy eating fundamentally leads to better health, a focused mind and better progress within the classroom. A diet high in sugar leads to many health implications including Type-2 diabetes. Both Theresa May and Jamie Oliver have been supporting the need for schools to pursue healthy eating and Jamie Oliver has set up a really good 'revolution' to ban energy drinks. Here is a link for your perusal: https://www.jamieoliver.com/campaigns/
Pupils who bring in any banned food or drink will have these confiscated and may have their bags checked every morning to ensure compliance. Confiscated items will only be returned at the end of the day for those pupils who have brought in the above for the first time. Subsequent times will result in a meeting with parents before items are returned. Any items not returned will be donated to a local food bank.
Pupils will be made aware of these changes during the last week of Term 4 in assemblies.
We would like to thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this matter. We will continue to promote healthy eating along with a positive learning environment that promotes learning and progress for all.
Mr P Jones
Acting Deputy Headteacher