Our school meal provider is ‘Dolce‘ who use a computerised ordering and payment system caled Live Kitchen to ensure our children receive the meals they want and to also provide a cashless payment option for parents. The Live Kitchen system is a huge hit with the children, it also allows parents to go online and order meals from home, view recipes and ingredient information. Click here to see the current menu.
Pre-Ordering - Children select their chosen meal on the interactive whiteboard before registration or at home. Vegetarian options are clearly displayed on a green button.
Lunchtime – Children select their name on the red touch screen at the serving hatch. Their meal choice is displayed to the cook, as well as any dietary needs.
Paying by Direct Debit – Parents can pay for school lunches via direct debit which save time at home as well as in the school office. Parents who sign up for direct debit will receive regular statements from Dolce informing them of the choices their child make each day. Statements are sent out on a four weekly basis and Dolce give two weeks notice before amounts are collected.
Advantages of paying by Direct Debit
- Parent’s don’t need to waste time finding the correct change, or pay large amounts in advance
- Pupils do not have to carry cash to school
- The school office does not have to bank cash every day
- The school office no longer has to keep paper based records of each child’s cash payments
- The environment benefits from reduced paper consumption and less transportation requirement
- Parents can discuss their meal choices with their child after receiving their email statement
Pre-Ordering on Line
Parents can also pre-order their child(rens) meals online. This facility allows parent to pre-order for up to a term at a time. Paying by direct debit means you will automatically be emailed a username and password for logging on to the pre-ordering facility. Parents who wish to pre-order online but do not wish to pay be direct debit need to provide the school office with an e-mail address which can then be sent to Dolce to create their own log on.
In line with requirements, Dolce ensure that allergen information is available for parents when selecting their child’s meal on-line. Alternatively, Dolce’s area manager and the school catering team are on hand to answer any queries or requests for further information about their recipes.
Free School Meals
If you are in receipt of Income Support, Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance, Income Related Employment Support Allowance or the Guarantee part of Pension Credit or if you have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) of less than £16,190 each year (but not Working Tax Credit) you will be eligible for Free School Meals.
Copies of the application form to apply for Free School Meals can be found in the leaflet area inside the main entrance of school.
You can also download a form through the council website.