Starkholmes (Lower Site) is Peanut Free

This is to inform you that there is a student at the Starkholmes site who has a severe peanut allergy.  Strict avoidance of peanut products is the only way to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction.  We are asking your assistance in providing the student with a safe learning environment.

To reduce the risk of exposure for the student, the Starkholmes site will be peanut free. Please do not send any peanut or products containing peanuts or nuts for your child to eat at any time in any area of the school.  Any exposure to peanuts through contact or ingestion can cause a severe reaction.  If your child has eaten peanuts or peanut/nut products prior to coming to school, please be sure your child’s hands have been thoroughly washed before coming to school.  As a guide to ‘peanut products’, the main ones are:

  • Bags of peanuts
  • Snickers bars
  • Cereal bars with peanuts in
  • Reece’s chocolate products
  • Chocolate coated peanuts
  • Peanut butter sandwiches
  • Products which state they may contain peanuts or nuts (there is presently no law to confirm whether or not the nuts are peanuts)