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Allergen Awareness



West Heath School  supports  'The Anaphylaxis Campaign' and follows their guidance regarding food containing allergens specifically nuts. 


  • It would be impossible to provide an absolute guarantee that the school is nut free. Some pupils access the school's boarding facilities and regularly bring in food from home. 


  • There can be a risk that children with allergies might be led into a false sense of security. There is a strong case to be argued that children with food allergies will develop a better awareness and understanding of how to manage their allergies, if they grow up in an environment where allergens may be present. 


  • Students are encouraged to seek guidance from catering staff – on a daily basis, if necessary – on what they can have from the menu, for lunch. 


  • It is essential that the school has full details of all pupils’ allergies. This information is requested by the school, and must be provided by parents/carers when pupils join West Heath or develop an intolerance to any food substance during their time at the school.. 


  • The school nurse should also be provided with a treatment plan and Epipen, clearly marked with the pupil's name. This will be reviewed. In some cases, the school nurse and / or tutor will liaise with staff, parents and students as necessary.

Please see below the form to be completed by Parent/Carers, this should be forwarded to if a joining student or our school nurse if a current student