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

Notice to Parents and Carers

Please find atatched our updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment follwoing the latest Road-map changes on 17th May 2021

Marshwood CE Primary Academy Covid RA - V 2.6

Coneys Baking

28 May 2021

A big thank you to Mrs Symonds who has been working with Coneys Class this morning baking some delicious looking and smelling fruit and oat cookies. Having mastered these I am sure they will be able t...

Celtic War Paint

28 May 2021

Lamberts Class covered themselves in Celtic war paint designs as they enjoyed a special Celts versus Romans themed forest school session in our woodland classroom. As you can see, they are quite a fea...

Forest School Crafting

21 May 2021

Lamberts Class did not let the high winds stop them from enjoying Forest School today. Safe and warm indoors, they used a range of organic material to make dream catchers, sun catchers and even God's...

Roman Mosaics

20 May 2021

Nearby Dorchester was known to the Romans as "Durnovaria" and was a local centre for mosaic making in this part of southern England. The workshop (or "officina") based at the town is identified by var...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

14 May 2021

This year the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Connecting with Nature' which is at the heart of what we do at Marshwood with our passion for outdoor learning and forest school. To find out m...

Lamberts Forest School

07 May 2021

Lamberst Class have bene learning about biosystems and the importance of micoorganisms while building 'bug-catchers' to investigate what insects live around forest school. 

Wild Orchids

07 May 2021

Whilst in Forest School Lamberts Class located and identified some beautiful but rare early purple orchids. To help safeguard these stunning flowers the children cordoned off areas where they wer...

Space Artwork

20 Apr 2021

Check out this amazing Art work from Pilsdon. The children used silk paint and salt to create these stunning space images.

Easter Service

29 Mar 2021

Rev Chris joined us outside today for a socially distanced Easter Service in which the children brilliantly retold the story of Holy Week. Coneys brought Palm Sunday to life with the help of...

Covid 19 - Marshwood Marks One Year Since First Lockdown

24 Mar 2021

Marshwood joined the rest of the UK in marking one year since the first coronavirus lockdown, with the Queen reflecting on the "grief and loss felt by so many". On 23 March 2020, Prime Minister...