Nut Free School

Our school is a nut free school. Please ensure your child remembers that products containing nuts cannot be eaten anywhere on the school site, packed lunches should also be nut free within the school. 
This serves to reduce the risk to those children and adults who may suffer an anaphylactic* reaction if exposed to nuts, to which they are sensitive. The school aims to protect children who have allergies to nuts yet also help them, as they grow up, to take responsibility as to what foods they can eat and to be aware of where they may be put at risk.

The following items should not be brought into school:
  • Packs of nuts
  • Peanut butter sandwiches
  • Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
  • Chocolate bars that contain nuts
  • Sesame seed rolls/bars
  • Cakes made with nuts
We have a policy to not use nuts in any of our food prepared on site at our school. Our suppliers provide us with nut-free products. However, we cannot guarantee freedom from nut traces.

*Anaphylaxis (also known as anaphylactic shock) is an allergic condition that can be severe and potentially fatal. Anaphylaxis is your body’s immune system reacting badly to a substance (an allergen), such as food, which it wrongly perceives as a threat. The whole body can be affected, usually within minutes of contact with an allergen, although sometimes the reaction can happen hours later.