We have pupils that attend our school who have a nut allergy. Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction) can occur as a result of digestion, inhalation or any other contact with nut-based products. For the safety of our pupils, all nut-based products are banned from the school premises.
Please do not send your child into school with any nut-based products for a snack or packed lunch – this includes products that may contain traces of nuts. Potential allergens could include the following:
- Spreads, e.g. chocolate spread, peanut butter
- Cereal bars
- Biscuits containing nuts
- Condiments, e.g. satay sauce
- Cakes containing nuts
- Some snack pots containing nuts
It is important that you check the labelling of food products before sending your child in to school with them – it is not always apparent that products contain nuts or traces of nuts.
If any pupil is found with a nut-based product, the school will confiscate and dispose of the item immediately.
We also ask that, if your child consumes any nut-based product before school, they wash their hands thoroughly and rinse their mouth before entering the school grounds. We understand that these measures may seem extreme; however, we want to ensure the health and safety of all our pupils.
For your information, the catering team serve school meals that do not contain nut-based products. We will also ensure all food tables are disinfected before and after use.
We thank you for your cooperation with this matter.