Health & Food For The Pre Prep School | Clifton College

Health and Food

Health and Food

The health and safety of our children is of paramount importance. School staff members deal with minor ailments such as cuts. Serious illness and injury is immediately referred to our own health centre (The San), where fully qualified and experienced medical staff will assess the correct course of action.

The health of children will, of course, be primarily a matter for parents and their family doctor. If any day child is taken ill during the school day, we are more than happy to look after them until their parents can be contacted.

Food

In our experience, children’s concentration levels drop during the morning and often a drink and something to eat enables them to cope until lunchtime. Snacks are also available during the afternoon.

Nursery children eat in the Nursery. Those from Reception to Year 3 eat in the College Dining Halls, but at a different time from the Upper School pupils. A cafeteria system ensures there is a wide choice available, including vegetarian and kosher options. Teachers sit at the ends of tables in order to ensure children eat properly.

Healthy Eating

Our menus offer healthy options at every mealtime. We add only the minimum amount of salt, fats and oils to the dishes we prepare, and have even removed salt from the tables to discourage pupils from adding it to their food. We also try and mitigate sugar consumption by rotating the availability of sugar-rich items.

Dietary Requests

If you need specialised diet provision, please let us know so we can advise which meals will be suitable from the wide selection we offer.

Nut-free

We endeavour to ensure no nuts or nut products are used in our regular menus. Any specialty dishes that may contain nuts or traces of nuts are clearly labeled and staff informed.