Our school meals are provided by Dolce and are freshly made each day. Each morning the children are offered a choice of 4 meals of which they select their lunch for that day. Parents also have the option to pre-order their child’s meal at home in advance, for more information on how to access this please see ‘Live Kitchen Account’.
Live Kitchen Account
Dolce use an award winning ordering and payments system operated by Live Kitchen. This allows parents to go online and order meals from home (up to a whole term in advance), view recipes, check ingredients/ allergen information and set up direct debit payments. If you wish to set up an account and access these features please provide school with your name, email address and child/children’s names; you will then receive an email with your login details and a link to the website.
Allergy and Dietary Requirements
If your child has an allergen please inform the school as soon as possible. Common allergens can be entered onto the system and Live Kitchen will help block any unsafe options by eliminating them from pre ordering; it will also inform the cook on the lunch time screen.
Vegetarian options are available and are clearly displayed in green on the pre ordering screen.
Cash and Cheque
Cash and cheque payments should be given in advance; all dinner money should be put in a sealed envelope stating your child’s name, year and the amount and handed in at the school office. All cheques should be made payable to ‘DOLCE’.
If you wish to pay for your child’s school meals by Direct Debit your account will be paid in arrears. In order to set up a direct debit you will need to create a Live Kitchen account, please provide school with your name, email address and child/children’s names; you will then receive an email with your login details and a link to the website.
Free School Meals
Your child/children may be entitled to receive free school meals if you receive:
- Income Support
- Universal Credit (provided your earned income is no more than £616.67 in the last Universal Credit assessment period)
- income related Employment and Support Allowance
- income based Job Seekers Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit only with an income of less than £16,190
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
If you believe your child/children may be eligible for free school meals you must apply online via the Stockport Council website https://www.stockport.gov.uk/start/free-school-meals-application-form or at Fred Perry House.
Universal Infant Free School Meals
You may be aware that the Government has announced that, from September 2014, funding will be provided to enable schools to offer a free lunch to every infant age child (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2).
Pilot projects have found that universal free school meals can have significant benefits both for individual children and for the broader life of the school.
Stockport Council fully supports the initiative and encourages families to take up the free lunch offer which will provide the children of Stockport with a healthy and nutritious meal.
Further information about the school meal service that is available can be obtained from the school office.
School Meal Prices
Nursery – £1.90 per day / £9.50 per week
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – FREE (Universal Infant Free School Meals)
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – £2.25 per day / £11.25 per week
Please contact the school office for a copy of this terms dinner menu.
If you have any questions regarding school meals, please do not hesitate to ask at the school office.