Food and refreshments
Drinking plenty of water
Throughout the school day, all girls have access to drinking water. They can also bring a small bottle of water to school and we will encourage them to drink from it during lessons. The bottle should be no bigger than 500ml, must be clearly named and should be taken home at the end of each day to be washed and refilled.
10:00 am - 10:30 am
At break time, the children are given a healthy snack of fruit or vegetables and milk and the occasional biscuit.
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch is served in our Dining Room and the Early Years Foundation Stage has a daily set menu. The older children have lots to choose from: a choice of hot dishes, a vegetarian dish, pasta or salads and there is a variety of desserts to pick from as well. We aim to sustainably source our food using suppliers who conform to Red Tractor Assurance, Marine Stewardship Council and the Soil Association.
The Prep School menu is published every Friday for the following week on the Parent Portal. Care is taken that children have a balanced diet and religious and medical dietary restraints are respected and catered for.
All our food is produced on site by our in-house catering team. No other food or drink should be brought to school, except for outings or for dietary reasons, the latter having been discussed with the Head Chef and the Head of Prep.
The school site
Headington Prep School offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities at various times before, during and after school, including a large number of sports clubs, music ensembles/groups and there is also a Saturday Academies programme which currently includes art and dance. Some of the activities incur an extra charge and, for these, all fees are charged in arrears and will appear on your end of term account. Missed sessions will be charged for unless cancelled due to a teacher’s unforeseen absence.
Should you wish to discontinue your daughter’s participation in any optional extra activities, we must receive notice in writing by half term to become effective from the start of the following term.
Pupils’ School Council
The School Council is a body of elected representatives, one girl from each class in Year 2 to Year 6. This provides a forum for the pupil voice. Meetings are held half termly and each class representative is able to bring items of interest and views/ideas from their classes. The girls give feedback to their classes and pupils are actively encouraged to be involved. Each September, girls can put themselves forward to stand as pupil representatives. They give an election address and each class votes for their chosen candidate, who then sits on the council for the year.