Healthy Schools, Healthy Dinners and
In order to fulfil our commitment to ensuring that all members of our school community adopt healthy lifestyles and have a strong sense of personal well-being, we offer a comprehensive programme of learning experiences both within and outside of the curriculum. An annual Health Week focuses on different aspects from physical and emotional well-being to nutrition and personal care. However, the embedded daily work which goes on in our school ensures that we can sustain our ‘outstanding’ work and this is where we need the support of all parents, pupils, staff and governors.
School Dinners: Our school meals are excellent. Children can choose from a variety of different options - hot dinner, grab-a-bag, jacket potato, or sandwich with a hot pudding all for £1.90. Should your child not wish to stay for school lunch, we ask that you provide a healthy packed lunch in a suitable container with your child’s name on. Water or fruit juice should be provided in a suitable container.
Fizzy pop, chocolate bars and packets of sweets are not permitted. Staff do monitor children's eating at lunch times. so please be mindful that we will discuss this with parents, if there are any issues of concern, for the good of the children.
To mark special events in school we hold a ‘Captain’s Table’ event. Children are nominated for a variety of different reasons and these children are invited to have lunch on a special table.
Dinner monies should be paid in through the revaluation unit in cash or via the cheque box on the wall, the price of which is currently £8.75 per week. Cheques should be payable to Wombwell Park Street Primary and a valid cheque guarantee card number written on the reverse together with your child’s name and class. Children staying for dinner are not allowed off school premises during the lunch break.
Milk: Free milk is available to children from families under Scheme of Aid and in Nursery. Milk is available to other children but if required, must be paid for at the beginning of each term direct to our provider 'Cool Milk' and application forms can be collected from School Reception. Parents are able to choose between semi skimmed and fluoridated milk.
Drinks in School: Children should have a fresh bottle of water in school every day. Water bottles can be purchased from the office at a cost of £1. These must be taken home each day to be cleaned and refilled. Facilities are available in school where children can refill them at lunchtime and playtimes. Please do not fill water bottles with juice.
Tuck Shop: We have a Healthy Tuck shop which sells healthy snacks to the children at playtime. Items on sale vary according to the season; include toast, fresh fruit and pure juice. We do not allow crisps, sweets or chocolate in the playground. You are encouraged to send your child with a piece of fruit.
Fruit: Under new government legislation children in KS1 are entitled to a free piece of fruit daily. Any left over fruit from KS1 is distributed by the fruit monitors to KS2 classes on a rota basis.