School Lunches

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We try to encourage children to lead healthy lifestyles and to help them to understand the importance of a balanced diet and sufficient exercise.

School Meals

Hot school meals are served every day.

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Universal Infant Free School Meals

From September 2014 all children in Reception and KS1 will be entitled to a Free School Meal.

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium

We encourage all parents who are eligible for the following benefits to apply for Free School Meals even if they are in Reception or KS1. This is because the school receives extra income, currently £1300 per year, which we use to provide additional support for your child. Details of how to apply for free school meals in Dorset can be found by clicking here, or by ringing 01305 221 000

You can register for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income that does not exceed £16,190
  • Income-Based Job Seekers' Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • If a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are also entitled to free school meals.

Please see the Pupil Premium Page for more information on the benefits of receiving Free School Meals.

Water

Children are expected to bring a water bottle to use in school and encourage them to drink water regularly. Drinking water is known to promote healthy bodies and alert minds.

Snacks/Fruit

Children in Foundation and Key Stage One are provided with a piece of fruit each day, funded by the National Health Service. Older children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit or vegetable (carrot, celery etc) to eat during morning play (NOT biscuits, crisps or chocolate) Please support us in these efforts to develop healthy eating habits

Packed Lunches

There is a wealth of evidence now about the effect of food on children's behaviour and concentration. We therefore ask you to please consider carefully what you provide for your child each day if they bring a packed lunch. Sweets are not allowed, but we also discourage chocolate bars and an over-reliance on processed snacks. Sandwiches and fresh fruit are ideal, providing the right kind of energy for your child to make the most of their afternoon in school.

Announcement

Foxdown farm Diaries - Series 2-Episode 5

05 Mar 2021

Please find the link to Mrs Strawbridge's Foxdown Farm Diaries: Series 2: Episode 5.  Broadband the pig has another litter of piglets, see how to care for the Shetland ponies and more.  Foxd...

World Book Day 2021

04 Mar 2021

Some amazing book themed outfits on display in school this morning. We are all looking forward to checking in with our home learners via zoom later to share all things reading together. Happy World Bo...

6 Words Story Challenge

04 Mar 2021

As part of our World Book Day celebrations today Lamberts Class have been focussing on the importance of words in literacy. More importantly, they have been learning to write an entire story in just 6...

Handy Tips, A to Z Wellbeing After Lockdown

01 Mar 2021

Hi Everyone Here are a few handy tips that may help Children and Parents/Carers in preparation for the return back to school. This could be sent on to the parents or posted on to the social media c...

Marshwood Litter Pickers

23 Feb 2021

A huge well done to Alex and Sam in KS2 who have been collecting rubbish from nearby lanes while walking their dog.  Alex sorted the rubbish when they got back home and counted 37 drinks cans and...

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2021

09 Feb 2021

Today we are celebrating Safer-Internet Day with this year's theme: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world Ensuring we are able to keep our children and ourselves sa...

Bird feeders

05 Feb 2021

Our forest schoolers have been carrying on with their RSPB themed work by making bird feeders today. Judging by the size of these two, very few birds will be going hungry in the coming weeks! 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

02 Feb 2021

Children's Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme is Express Yourself. To find out more click on the link below. Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Forest School Bird Art

29 Jan 2021

This week children in KS2 got behind the RSPB and their annual Big Garden Bird Survey by making their own wire bird sculputures in Forest School. I think they look brilliant and will make a great deco...

Foxdown Farm Diaries - Series 2 - Epsisode 2

27 Jan 2021

To watch the latest episode of Foxdown Farm Diaries click on the link below. In this episode you will meet Alfie the new farm cat and see how he gets on with Rex!  Series 2 - Episode 2