Food Preparation and Nutrition is an exciting and creative course which focuses on practical cooking skills to ensure pupils develop a thorough understanding of nutrition, food provenance and the working characteristics of food materials. It is taught in a well-resourced cookery room with access to computers in order to support their learning. There is also a library with a selection of cookery books and recipes.

Across the key stage all pupils learn about food hygiene and safety and develop an understanding of a balanced diet and food choices. Pupils are involved in planning and bringing ingredients for practical work. They will also develop practical skills, learn how to cook for a wide range of special dietary needs, including food intolerances, religious requirements and lifestyle choices. They will also learn about the source and functions of nutrients. Pupils will find out about Fair Trade provenance, sustainability, organic farming and identify the range and reasons for multi-cultural foods in Britain.

Cookery Clubs

A theme is chosen for each term and the foods produced reflect the theme.


Year 5 and 6 pupils are able to attend this club, where they learn new skills in order to prepare them for Food Preparation and Nutrition in Senior School.


All senior pupils are encouraged to join this club. Here they learn and develop skills which we don’t have time to do in the confines of the curriculum.

Rotary Young Chefs

The Rotary Young Chef competition is held in the autumn term for pupils aged between 11 and 17.

Inter-House Great Towers Bake off.

In the spring term all senior pupils have the opportunity to take part in an Inter-House Great Towers Bake off. Teams of 2 in each Key Stage are chosen to represent their house.


The Towers
Henfield Road
Upper Beeding
West Sussex BN44 3TF

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