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Ban of Nut-Based Products in School

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.


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