Nut Policy

22nd May 2017

Nuts in School 

We have several pupils in school who suffer from a severe nut allergy. If these pupils come in contact with a nut product they can suffer severe consequences. It can be easily contracted from a simple handshake or touching of a pupil’s table who may have had some nuts in their food.

After careful consideration of advice from a consultant in the RD&E and much research into the subject, Governors have adopted a “No Nuts Policy” in school. This is with immediate effect to ensure our duty of care to safeguard these children by minimising the risk. .

We ask that you do not provide the following foods in your child’s lunch box:

 Any nuts in pure form

 Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts

 Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts

 Sesame seed rolls (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)

 Nutella

 Peanut butter

 Cakes made with nuts

Many products say ‘may contain nuts’ – these products are acceptable to bring into school.

We appreciate that this request will affect all families but we are equally sure that no parent would want to unknowingly risk a serious medical incident, with possible life threatening consequences for any other child.

Thank you for working with us to keep all of our children safe.