Dolce is our school dinner provider. Lunchtime is more than a nutritious meal, it is an opportunity to relax and socialise. It is important to us that each and every child enjoys their meal and has the energy to study and learn in the afternoon.
Our kitchen provides a range of healthy, nutritious meals. In support of our “Healthy Schools Award” status, children are encouraged to select freely from the salad bar and fresh fruit platter each day in addition to their meal. There are a number of meal options available each day accompanied by a drink and dessert.
The cost of a school meal is currently £2.25 per day, £11 per week, payable to Dolce. You can pay by direct debit or by card over the phone. The number for Dolce is: 01942 707709..
Children may bring a sandwich meal.
UNIVERSAL INFANT FREE SCHOOL MEALS
From September 2014, every pupil in reception, year 1 and 2 was eligible for free school meals and from January, new food standards were introduced. These are three of the 16 actions in the School Food Plan, which aims to transform what children eat in schools and how they learn about food (see www.schoolfoodplan.com).
Good food and good food culture has been shown to lead not only to healthier, happier and more fulfilled children, but to improved educational attainment. Evidence from those areas that already provide universal free school meals is that children eat more healthily and perform better academically. Schools in those areas have also reported improved behaviour and atmosphere as a result of all pupils eating together every day.
New standards for school food came into force in January and by following them, we can be sure that our pupils will get the nutrition they need across the whole school day.
We believe that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, while developing their social skills. We therefore hope that all parents will take up this offer of a free school meal for our infant pupils.
Although all infants will automatically receive free school meals, it is still important that those children who are eligible should sign up for free school meals and complete the paperwork to ensure that the school receives Pupil Premium funding which is worth £1300 a year per pupil for our school. Applications for free school meals can be made online at http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/advicebenefitsgrants/benefits/freeschoolmeals.