Healthy Eating

We believe that that proper nutrition and fluid intake are essential to all members of the school community if they are to fulfil their potential in life. Proper nutrition is essential for good health and effective teaching and learning. We believe that all messages about food and drink in school should be consistent. 




  • To further develop and maintain an ethos in school in which a healthy choice is the easy choice
  • To provide cross-curricular education that enables pupils to make an informed choice
  • To involve the whole community in developing and maintaining healthy eating and drinking habits
  • To have a pleasant and sociable dining experience which enhances the social development of all children
  • To encourage foods that are nutritious and healthy
  • To encourage a balanced diet
  • To offer milk or water to drink
  • To encourage fluid intake with an easily accessible water supply throughout the day
  • To take into account and accommodate dietary requirements
  • To ensure high standards of hygiene amongst the children
  • To develop healthy eating and drinking habits that will last a lifetime Catering
  • We believe that messages from the school and catering staff need to be consistent.
  • Meals provided by the school or agreed contractors must adhere to national food standards for schools
  • Individual dietary needs are catered for within the framework of nutritional standards
  • A rich variety of foods is provided, including food from a variety of cultures during special topic or RE themed days
  • Children are encouraged to drink their drink with their meal or snack
  • Milk or water is on offer for snack time in EYFS
  • Portion sizes are according to guidelines laid down by the caterers
  • We will not accept sponsorship from companies who undermine our schools healthy eating policy
  • We integrate healthy eating and drinking habits in all aspects of school life


Children are encouraged to have a healthy breakfast before leaving home unless they attend school breakfast club, where a healthy range of food and drink is provided.




We recognise that low fluid intake can lead to reduced academic performance through poor concentration and lethargy, reduced physical performance and health problems including headaches and urine infections. All children and staff have free access to water throughout the day.



Parents and children are asked not to bring or send sweets to school.



Children are encouraged to bring or buy from our tuck shop a nutritious morning snack for break time. Foods high in sugar, fat or artificial ingredients are not allowed.


Teaching and Learning

The Balance of Good Health framework is used across the curriculum and making healthy choices are referred to across the curriculum where food and drink related issues are involved.
Staff will encourage good manners and involve children in clearing tables as often as possible.
Food and cooking activities are used in a variety of ways to teach children and widen their experience of food. They are given the opportunity to touch, taste, smell and feel a variety of foods.


Parental Involvement

A summary of the Healthy Eating Policy is to be included on the school website.


Equal Opportunities

The healthy eating and drinking systems and strategies in our school will be accessible to all children and staff regardless of race, gender and SEN or disability. Impact on these groups must be measured especially those entering fresh from other ethnic and cultural groups, School meals should not exclude them by design.



Headley Park Primary School has attained Healthy School status and will endeavour to maintain consistency during auditing.

Health and Safety
Food will be stored according to instructions on packaging and common sense. Advice will be sought from catering staff and Environmental Health if necessary. Headley Park Primary School adheres to environmental health guidance.


Monitoring the Healthy Eating and Drinking Policy

Provision for healthy eating and drinking throughout the school will be monitored by the Governors and will be incorporated into the 2015/16 Food Plan.

Our Primary School

Alex Gingell is Headteacher, Nick Smith Chair of the Local Governing Body and Emma Cave (Business Manager) is responsible for coordinating queries from parents and other members of the public. It is also great to be part of the Cathedral Schools Trust and to share best practice with their South Bristol schools to the benefit of all our pupils.



All queries relating to the school, request for paper copies of this website content and curriculum content should be directed to Alex Gingell (Headteacher)


SENDCO, Mark Inskip Please see local offer under policies.


Chair of Governors, Nick Smith


Headley Park falls within the Bristol City Council Local Authority Area


The school complaints policy is shown in the policies tab of this website.



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