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Special diets and allergens information

We can cater for pupils who have specific dietary requirements including:

  • Additional support needs e.g. those with chewing and swallowing difficulties
  • Religious, cultural or ethical reasons e.g. individuals from different ethnic origins
  • Medically prescribed e.g. due to coeliac disease, food allergy, food intolerance, etc

In providing a specific diet, differing approaches are taken depending on the reason for the diet requested. In respect of a specific diet due to additional support needs or ethical/religious/cultural reasons, the parent/guardian should notify the Head Teacher who will liaise with the Catering Supervisor in respect of the specific diet required.

In respect of a medically prescribed diet or amendment to an existing medically prescribed diet, you are required to make a formal request using the online form below:

Online medical diet request form

In all circumstances, any pupil being provided with a specific diet will have an individual specific diet action plan in place. For further information, see our Procedure for the provision of a specific diet in schools (Word doc) [4MB] .

Food allergy / food intolerance

All menus have been analysed for food allergens, for full details please visit the primary school food portal or secondary school portal as appropriate.

Precautionary allergen warning 'may contain'

Please note that in the event of any food ingredient supplied to us labelled with precautionary allergen warning 'may contain', it is our policy that such foods will be treated for the purpose of our allergen control procedures as 'does contain' and will not be served to a pupil allergic to that ingredient.