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Parents

School Performance Tables

Like all schools and academies, we are required to publish information about attendance and about children's performance in national SATs tests at age seven (Key Stage One) and eleven (Key Stage Two). You can compare our figures with those of other schools by following the DfE link below:

                                        DfE School Statistics Page

School Holidays

Our school holidays generally follow those set out by Nottinghamshire County Council. Please remember that in addition to the set holiday dates there will be four additional INSET days where school will be closed. Please refer to the calendar to note these dates.

                                   Nottinghamshire School Holidays

School Uniform

School Uniform can now be ordered online! Please click on the link below to be redirected to the online store.

Just Schoolwear

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School Dinners

At the Good Shepherd Academy, we aim to ensure all pupils have access to a healthy, delicious school dinner regardless of any special requirement

All meals are freshly cooked and prepared onsite, there is a daily choice of a meat dish or a vegetarian dish. These options can be seen on our menu leaflets that your child will have brought home. If you have not seen a copy of the menu, it can be viewed using this link: Nottinghamshire County Council School Lunch Menus.

If your child’s diet does not suit our menus due to any food allergies or intolerances, religious or ethical beliefs please let us know so we can make alternative arrangements.

All the meat used in Nottinghamshire County Council school meals is provided fresh from a local butcher, Mike Maloney. You can view this information in more detail on the menu leaflet.

Please view the Nottinghamshire County Council guidelines here to see if your child qualifies for free school dinners and milk.

 

School Dinner  Survey - September 2014

Researchers at Loughborough University are undertaking a county-wide study looking into children’s school lunch arrangements (e.g., school dinner, packed lunch) and their eating behaviour and diet.

As part of their research, they are conducting a survey and the Good Shepherd Voluntary Academy has been chosen to take part in this. If you would like to take part, please click on the logo below.

A 'Green' Academy

In Nottinghamshire we are actively trying to reduce our carbon footprint and are proud to be going local with our school dinners, and here’s how:

  • Venison is from Thoresby Park, Sherwood Forest
  • Beef – grazed on the banks of the River Trent by Holme Farm in Rampton
  • Lamb from the Peak District
  • Turkey – farm assured, cage free from Lincs Turkey Ltd in Grainthorpe, Louth
  • Pork - local and rare breed from Hockerwood Farm in Upton
  • Eggs - free range from Fieldson Farm Eggs in Lincolnshire
  • Milk - fresh and local from Newfield Dairy in Hockerton
  • Vegetables - fresh and seasonal, grown locally where possible, from Country Fresh Foods in Sheffield
  • Our fish carries the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accreditation ensuring it is sourced from sustainable stocks

The Good Shepherd has teamed up with sQuid to install cashless catering payment systems in our academy. A cashless catering system means that instead of paying in cash for any meals, the sum will be deducted from your online account. All you need to do is log on to the website: www.squidcard.com/ncc to register. You will be asked to enter a few details to set up your account, along with your registration and security codes.

School Milk

School milk at The Good Shepherd is administered by a company called Cool Milk.

Milk is an important part of a child's diet. It is one of the few drinks allowed in school under the latest government's food-based and nutrient-based standards. We provide semi-skimmed milk in line with guidance issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the School Food Trust. The FSA says that children should switch from whole to semi-skimmed milk at the age of two, and the School Food Trust also recommends that primary school children should receive semi-skimmed rather than whole milk.

Nottinghamshire is one of only a handful of local authorities across the country that still supply free milk for five to seven-year-olds receiving free school meals . All children in Key Stage 1 have the opportunity to enjoy a daily carton of fresh milk. Parents can register and pay via the Cool Milk website.