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Healthy drinks in school

We are concerned at the volume of unhealthy drinks we see in school including high sugar fizzy drinks and even the likes of energy drinks. 

For the benefit of students in terms of both general health and their dental health, the Governors have taken the decision to make this a healthy drinking school with effect from January 2018.  First and foremost we want water to be the drink of choice for all students – we are lucky enough to have fresh water drinks fountains and dispensers to refill bottles at in a number of locations across school.  Please can we remind you to send your child with an empty bottle each day to allow them to refill and keep hydrated during the day. 

Our in school caterers, Aspens, will only sell drinks that conform to the Children’s Food Trust standards and this includes plain water, flavoured waters (with no sugar) and fresh fruit juices or combination fruit juice / waters or lower fat milk.  For full details, please visit

Please do not send your child to school with a fizzy or energy drink, including diet varieties as, if seen in school, these will be confiscated and discarded with no return to students at the end of the day.  We would also ask you to encourage your child to make appropriate drink purchases should they do this on the way to school.

We thank you for your support and hope you agree that this is a positive step to take, with real health benefits to your child.

Mrs M Bytheway
Phoenix Collegiate
Clarkes Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,

T: 0121 588 8384E: