Promoting Healthy Living
We care about children's physical and mental health. We therefore consider it to be essential for us to provide children with information to enable them to make life long, well informed decisions about their diet and health.
We include Health Education in the curriculum from Nursery right through to Year 6, to help children make good choices.
Well nourished pupils are more receptive to teaching and learn better. Healthy eating behaviours can help reduce the risk of diseases such as obesity, diabetes iron deficiency, heart disease and some cancers.
Windmill dinners, prepared on-site in our well-equipped school kitchen, are nutritious. The menu is regularly updated according to seasonal ingredients and in response to parent and child feedback. Those choosing to have a packed lunch from home can see our expectations about what should be included in the lunch.
Have a look at the Dinners and Packed Lunches section of our website.
You may like your child to have a mid-morning snack. We welcome fruit and vegetables, and would ask you not to send your child with chocolate, crisps or sweets of any kind. Children in the Foundation Stage and KS1 are provided with fruit every day as part of the National Fruit Scheme.
Research shows that our brains need water to stay active and alert. All children are encouraged to bring water into school daily, in a spill-proof plastic bottle that they can take home at night to rinse and refill. We also sell Windmill water bottles for just £1. Children, parents and staff speak highly of the benefits of keeping hydrated.
We are proud to have achieved the School Games Mark in consecutive years since 2016. This demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality sport activities in school, and our commitment to participation in competitions.
Our PE and School Sport page explains more.
Please also look at our Clubs provision.