At HC3S, our ethos is about tasty food to help your children flourish. And to do that it helps if they eat a healthy diet. By providing nutritious food, cooked fresh every day and which is responsibly sourced, we give your children a balanced diet with choices that aid concentration levels and give them energy to focus and to play.
But we go a step further. We also want children to understand about healthy lifestyles and take this positive message into adulthood. That’s why we’ve created a ripple (not just raspberry) with our ‘Ready Steady Cook’ sessions which are fun and engaging and why we introduced the ‘Food to Flourish Classroom’ to help teachers educate children using food in a way that cuts across the curriculum.
Where opportunity arises, we bring live cooking and workshops to the classroom and sometimes, out of the classroom, through partnerships with our suppliers and other local food organisations. We love schools to join in our celebrations for Nutrition and Hydration Week, British Food Fortnight, and National School Meals Week as key events in the food and drink calendar which are lots of fun.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Your child may be eligible for free school meals.
If your child is in Year R, Year 1 or Year 2 they are entitled to 'Infant Free School Meals'
If your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant
Alternatively children may bring in a packed lunch. We do not have refrigerated facilities therefore we recommend that you provide a cool-bag depending on the nature of food that you provide for your child. Please also provide your child with any cutlery or drinks that they will require with their packed lunch. All packaging and any food not eaten will be returned to you each day so that you can monitor the amount that your child eats.
Please note that in order to promote healthy lifestyles, pupils are discouraged from bringing sweets and confectionary (such as chocolate bars) or fizzy pop in their packed lunch. Due to potential allergies, nuts are also not allowed.
The children are supervised during the lunch break both in the hall whilst eating and in the playground.
All Reception and KS1 children are provided with a free piece of fruit daily. KS2 children are invited to bring fruit, vegetables or cheese as a snack for break time. We do not promote crisps, biscuits or chocolate as a snack or for lunch as part of our Healthy Schools Award.
Milk is available to all pupils and free for pupils entitled to Free School Meals. For more information, please contact the school office.
We encourage all children to keep hydrated throughout the day and ensure that there is fresh water available at appropriate times, a bottle would be helpful for children to ensure they have water available to them.