We teach students about the importance and benefits of healthy habits as part of our Personal, Social, Health and Economic syllabus, and promote physical activity, a balanced diet and self-care activities throughout the curriculum and school life.
At Bolingbroke Academy we believe healthy eating plays a vital role in supporting your child’s education. The benefits are three-fold: the pupils’ ability to concentrate in the classroom increases, they gain a greater appreciation for cultural, fresh and seasonal ingredients, and they enjoy socialising with friends over a meal.
We aim for all pupils to have the confidence, knowledge and understanding to make appropriate food choices in their future lives. Packed lunches are not permitted, but our Chef Manager is very happy to meet with pupils and parents individually to ensure that there is an option they like every day.
Our nutritional standards are in line with national programmes for Healthy Schools. The catering team will ensure that the food and drink available across the Academy day reinforces the healthy lifestyle message.
We were thrilled to receive the following feedback from a parent recently: "I just had to write and say a big thank you for all your hard work with school lunches. The children have noticed and comment regularly on how nice the food has been this term.At our evening meal we all catch up and they have started having discussions over what has been a success at lunch that day. Just to note a few comments that I can remember; “delicious Pesto Pasta”, “the best Brownies We have ever had!!!!” Bolognaise has been missed this term (but they just told me they had this week and it was “delicious” so you must have read their minds!). Needless to say that the profiteroles and cookies are a massive hit! My daughter came home today saying “I really look forward to the lunches now. I didn’t when I was at primary school but I get excited by what we are going to get at Bolingbroke each day”.
Michelle is Bolingbroke’s chef/catering manager and is responsible for creating tasty, nutritious meals which appeal to a wide range of students.
We promote positive mental health for every student and member of staff, and have both a universal whole-school approach to mental health, together with specialised, targeted approaches for vulnerable students.
A love of physical activity and sport – Physical Education lessons aim to equip leaners with the tools to be; fit, healthy and active adults who can make conscious lifestyle choices after Bolingbroke Academy. Our students are aware of the importance exercise can play on a positive physical, social and mental well-being.