Food and Nutrition

Learning what is in the food we eat, how our diet is linked to health and how to prepare delicious, nutritious food is a life skill. Students are encouraged to be independent and ambitious, and consider wider issues such as food inequality, climate change.

It is both a creative subject, and a subject which links to many other areas of learning, such as biology, chemistry, geography, sports science and psychology. Nutrition in the media can be a minefield of misinformation, and we equip students with the skills to be able to separate nutrition fact from fiction.

Junior Department

Lower School

Middle School

"These five lessons have been my favourite five lessons of the year!"

Martha, Year 6

"Food and nutrition gives us independence and problem-solving skills."

Lyra, Year 8

"Food and nutrition is fun and engaging."

Sophia, Year 8


We run a weekly Year 7 Cookery Club, focussing on quick snacks and bakes using seasonal ingredients where possible; dedicated sessions for Year 10 students who might want to work on their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award cookery skills; and a Cooking for Uni Club where Lower Sixth students are provided with the space to cook their own lunch once per week in preparation for life beyond school.

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