Break and Lunch Arrangements

Our pupils are supervised by our Pupil Support Assistants at break and lunch. They have access to the toilets as required.

Poor Weather Break/Lunch

Children are encouraged to go outside at break time (15 minutes) and for the last part of lunch time (10-20 minutes) even in poor weather. We have full risk/benefit assessments in place and these include measures to determine when weather is too severe for safe play outside. The benefits of a short time in the fresh air throughout the day are well documented; thank you for trusting our judgement and expertise in this area.

If you would prefer that your child remain inside at break/lunch in poorer weather simply email us and we will happily ensure they remain inside the building.

We have sets of outdoor gear school that pupils may borrow in an emergency. If you would like support to obtain wellies, waterproof trousers or a waterproof jacket please let us know and we will be happy to arrange a set for your child.

A small healthy snack is great to eat during mid morning break.

If you choose to provide a packed lunch for your child please note that all uneaten contents from the lunch box will be sent home at the end of the day. This ensures that you know exactly what your child has eaten and also that you can recycle the contents of the box (a core part of our sustainability work). We know that fruit skins, pips and cores can be a bit messy after being in the box- a wee washable box for the waste works well.