Nut Free School Guidance

We at Avanti Park School aim to be a Nut-Free school. We do not allow nuts or nut products in school lunch boxes.

The school aims to protect children who have allergies to nuts yet also help them, as they grow up, to take responsibility for what foods they can eat and to be aware of where they may be put at risk.

Our “Nut-Free guidance” means that the following items should not be brought into school:

  •  Packs of nuts
  •  Peanut butter or Nutella sandwiches
  •  Fruit and cereal bars that contain nuts
  • Chocolate bars or sweets that contain nuts
  • Sesame seed rolls and breads containing sesame seeds (children allergic to nuts may also have a severe reaction to sesame)
  • Cakes made with nuts
  • Any home cooked meals for packed lunches that are made with nuts

We do not to use nuts in any of our food prepared on site at our school. Our suppliers provide us with nut-free products. However, we cannot guarantee that all food is free from nut traces.
What types of food are nuts?
Cashew nuts
Brazil nuts
Nut oils

Parents and carers must notify staff if their child has any known or suspected allergy to nuts and provide all medical and necessary information. This will be added to your child’s care plan and if necessary, a meeting organised with the school first aid lead.

Homemade snacks or party food contributions must have a label detailing all ingredients present.

The school requests that parents and carers observe the nut-free guidance and therefore do not include nuts, or any traces of nuts, in packed lunches.All children are regularly reminded about the good hygiene practice of washing hands before and after eating which helps to reduce the risk of secondary contamination. Likewise, children are reminded and carefully supervised to minimise the act of food sharing with their friends.

Thank you for your help in making our school safe for all children.