School meals are freshly prepared each day by Dolce who understand the importance of a healthy nutritious school meal, both for the physical needs of a school day and also as a key part of the education process. They place great importance on sourcing fresh ingredients from local suppliers. All their meals are accompanied by a choice of fresh vegetables, bread and chilled water. In addition there is a Self Service Salad Cart available throughout the lunchtime period.
We like to encourage all children to enjoy a school meal and allow them to benefit from a wide choice and at the same time to take part in the social experience of sharing a meal with friends.
Meals currently cost £2.40 per day for Key Stage 2 children and should be ordered and paid for in advance via School Grid, the payment provider for Dolce.
If you feel you may be eligible to claim free school meals for your child, please read the Department for Education guidance. Application forms are available from the School Office and all applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.
Ideas for a ‘Healthy’ Lunchbox (Primary School Health Nurse Team)
Deciding what is best to put in you child’s lunchbox can be difficult. With a little inspiration your child’s lunch can be fun, healthy and tasty. A healthy packed lunch should include something from each of the four main food groups – starchy carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables, protein and dairy foods – as well as a drink.
A sandwich, roll, wrap or pitta bread (try using wholemeal varieties or 50/50), pasta, couscous or rice.
Lean meat, chicken, turkey, fish, tuna, egg or beans.
Fruit and Vegetables
Chop raw vegetable crudites such as carrot sticks which can be great for dipping into hummus.
Fresh fruit (apple, banana, grapes – cut length wise)
Dried fruit (raisins, apricots)
Low fat yoghurt – plain or fruit (watch out for those high in sugar!)
Small pot of rice / low fat cheese slices
Plain popcorn or reduced fat crisps
Sugar free jelly pot
A plain biscuit
Put in a Drink
It is important to stay hydrated, so give your child a bottle of plain water, plain milk (skimmed or semi-skimmed), or no added-sugar fruit juice.
There are plenty of websites on the internet that can provide additional lunchbox ideas and tips.