Boston St Nicholas C of E Primary School
Hot School Meals
To check your eligibility for free school meals, please complete this form and return to the school office.

​Lunchtimes
From Sept. 2016 the school will be working alongside a new catering provider Country Kitchens. They will continue our pursuit of developing a whole school approach to healthy eating by providing nutritionally balanced menus from which the children will have an extended choice.
It is our aim to work along- side Country Kitchens, together with our parents, School Governor Tracy Lorenz and the School Council in order to address additional way we can as a school extend our commitment to healthy eating. Meals need to be ordered 2 weeks in advance; forms are given out every Monday and need to be returned by Wednesday. Extra forms are available from the office upon request. If your child wishes to have the jacket potato or sandwich option please indicate which choice of filling they would like.

Rationale
Boston St Nicholas Primary School recognizes that a healthy school is one that is successful in helping pupils to do their best and build on their achievements.  It is committed to ongoing improvement and development.  It promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equipping pupils with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.  A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to assist in the process of raising levels of pupil achievement and improving standards.  It also recognizes the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning.
 
Aims
To promote a whole school approach to a healthy lifestyle.
To encourage children and staff to make informed decisions on a healthy lifestyle based on positive attitudes and information.
To promote safe working and playing relationships and environment both inside and outside of school.
To provide high quality Physical Education and School Sport and promote Physical Activity as part of a lifelong healthy lifestyle.
To provide  nutritionally balanced choices as part of our Breakfast Club.
To increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of water in their diet through the provision of water bottles to all pupils.
To provide children and staff with the opportunities to make informed choices about a healthy lifestyle based on current information and liaison with outside agencies.
To develop the teaching of Food Technology aspect of the Design and Technology Curriculum with regard to Healthy Eating.
To provide children with more choices as to how they use their playtime by the development of the school grounds.
To support the LEA’s ‘Fruit for School’s’ initiative by encouraging KS1 children to eat one portion every day at break time.
To help children develop greater confidence, motivation, self - esteem and have the skills, information and understanding to make important life and health choices.
To achieve better academic results within a setting that supports their health and well being.
For children to learn how to develop good relationships, and respect the differences between people. 

Policy into Practice
The school will adapt a healthy schools approach to most areas of the curriculum; therefore evidence will be very cross curricular.  Some topics such as ‘Growth’, ‘Ourselves’ and ‘Healthy Diets’ will cover most of our aims and objectives.  Our pupils will experience most health education through the curriculum which is designed to support our children’s understanding of and promotion of making healthy life style choices. This includes such topics as healthy eating, sex education, drug and alcohol awareness and anti-smoking. We also address healthy eating through the  use of our allotment, orchard and newly built poly tunnel so that food grown is shared and cooked by the classes as well as in our after school clubs.

If you have any further questions or queries please contact the office who will be happy to help.
 
Yours sincerely
Sally Birks
Headteacher