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Food & Drink

Food and Drink in School

If children eat better, they feel better, play better and work better.

Universal Infant Free School Meals

Since September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 state-funded schools in England have received free school meals. The aim is to improve academic attainment and save families money.

We offer hot meals to Reception & Key Stage 1 which are provided by Dolce and ordered through their online School Grid service. They are a family based business with a genuine interest in providing a good, honest and reliable service.

Dolce ensure that each school dinner has a fresh, home-made taste. Their menus deliver diversity and great nutrition. Vegetables are fresh and full of vitamins, and their meat is carefully selected to ensure high quality.

Please look at their website for the standards that they set and meet when providing a wholesome, balanced and well procured meal for schools:

Key Stage 2 can also purchase hot lunches via the Live Kitchen website  - click here to logon.

Please remember to cancel your child's lunch if they are going to be absent from school for any reason. All school lunches ordered and not cancelled by 09.30am will be charged.  If you have any problems using the Live Kitchen website, please contact the school office.

Pupil Premium

From Year 3 upwards, some children whose families meet the criteria may be entitled to free school meals. If you think your child may be eligible, please ask at the office for details on how to apply. All applications are treated confidentially.

Children whose parents/carers receive one of the following benefits are entitled to free school meals:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income-based (not contribution-based) JoSeeker’s Allowance (IBJSA)
  • The guaranteed element of the State Pension Credit.
  • Income-related employment and support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit



Packed Lunches

If your child brings a packed lunch to school please do not include any snacks or items in the lunch box that contain nuts. Even a small amount in food items, such as Nutella chocolate spread or peanut butter can be fatal to those children in school who are allergic to nuts.

Snacks at Break

Foundation and KS1 pupils are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable snack in the morning. KS2 may bring in a healthy snack for morning break.

Drinking Water

Children in Foundation who are under 5 years of age are offered milk at break, but please feel free to provide water as an alternative.

All other children are encouraged to keep a named bottle of water in their classroom throughout the day.

Click the image below to access your School Grid (Live-Kitchen) account: