Our healthy, nutritious school meals are provided by Dolce. They specialise in freshly prepared school meals and as far as possible procure their produce locally. Lunchtime is more than a nutritious meal, it is an opportunity for your child to relax and socialise, able to choose from a menu which they find appealing. It is important that each and every child enjoys their meal and has the energy to study and learn in the afternoon.
Children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 - KS1
You may be aware that the government introduced the universal free school meal initiative from September 2014. This means that all children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal. To make sure that each child gets the meal of their choice you have the opportunity to pre-order the meal. All you have to do is provide a working email address to the school office, who will arrange for your Live Kitchen account to be created.
Children In Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 - KS2
To ensure that your child gets the meal of their choice there is the opportunity to pre-order the meal online. All you have to do to set up your own pre-order account is to log onto www.live-kitchen.co.uk/direct. Once you have done this you can choose the following payment options:
Option to pay by Direct Debit if you pay for school dinners
Managing cash is time-consuming both for you and school staff. To avoid you/your child handling any cash you are urged to pay by Direct Debit. If you pay by Direct Debit:
You only pay for the meal that your child actually takes. You will be advised by e-mail the amount to be taken from your account two weeks before it actually comes out of your account. This advice will detail which of your children took a meal on which date and what dish they chose
You will automatically receive a parent login which gives you the opportunity to check your balance online, view your child’s choices and look up recipes to see what is in them.
If you are entitled to Free School Meals
Your child will still have the opportunity to pre-order their meal so that they get the meal of their choice. All you have to do is provide a working email address to the school office, who will then arrange for your Live Kitchen account to be created.
How to check if you are entitled to Free School Meals
Your child may be eligible for free school meals.
The school also benefits from additional funding to all students who are registered for free school meals or who have been registered in the past 6 years.
This funding is given to schools to raise attainment of children and enables us to provide many additional support mechanisms such as a learning mentor, intervention and booster classes.
We receive funds for each and every student who has a successful application for a free school meal.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
- 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