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Food Preparation and Nutrition ​​​​​​​

Key Stage 3


At the Featherstone Academy we have a Food and Nutrition Curriculum that aims to develop not only a love of cooking but also the essential understanding of how food is produced and the vital role it plays in lifelong health and wellbeing.

As a team we aim to arm the students with the skills required to confidently create and produce high quality, exciting and nutritionally balanced meals that are well presented. Our approach is holistic in that we teach the students about the journey of the food they eat food from farm to plate – and all the stages in-between.

The Food curriculum aims to extend the food knowledge of students, to encourage them to always try new and exciting dishes, understand eating for good health and have solid knowledge foundations for further study and careers in the Food Production and Preparation Industries.

Be assured all food needs of our students are considered and alternative ingredients are offered where dietary needs become a factor. For example – Nut free environment - whole class nut free cooking will be maintained if required. Gluten dairy and meat free can all be managed on an individual basis when requested.

We have safe food storage facilities for incoming ingredients and high risk finished products.

Key Stage 4


At KS4 students, now equipped with solid foundations of the tools for success in the Food Preparation kitchen, are given the opportunity to choose to study AQA Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE. We believe this specification gives our students the best opportunity to learn and demonstrate solid practical skills alongside the knowledge application for life and further study.

Within this learning context we promote the role of Food in the world of work and show the impact they have on the economy and exciting future learning and career opportunities to be had.

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