Children can buy a variety of food at school. At lunchtime children can buy a set meal provided by Dolce with meat (halal choice) or vegetarian options available.
Water and fresh fruit are also available.
Meals are booked and paid for using the School grid website, meals have to be booked before 9.00am on the day.
The current cost of a school meal is £2.30. The school will provide parents with a registration email so you can set up your child’s account and we would ask you to complete the allergy information for your child as a priority. This will prevent block any foods from the menu for your child and alert the kitchen team of any food intolerances/allegies.
Children are also welcome to bring a packed lunch from home ( no nuts please) Arrangements are made for children to eat these in an adjacent dining hall. Drinks should be stored in a plastic container to avoid accidents. It is advisable not to send hot drinks to school.
If you are receiving Income Support (IS), income based jobseeker’s allowance (IBSA) or support under part VI of the immigration act 1999, will be entitled to claim a free school meal for their children.
Children who receive IS or IBJSA in their own right are also entitled to claim. Other benefits which may entitle you to claim a free school meal for your child are: Income related employment and support allowance, children whose parents are entitled to child tax credit, but not entitled to a working families tax credit, and whose annual taxable income (as assessed by the inland revenue) does not exceed £16,190 are also eligible to receive free school meals, parents receiving a guarantee elements of state pension credit or those supported under part VI of the immigration and asylum act 1999.
Application forms are available, in confidence, from school or from Reading Borough Council (Education Department).
We are always interested in what your child thinks about school dinners, so please let us know! We also invite parents in to share a school meal with their children, usually in the Autumn term.
Please see below guidance from Dolce including allergy forms if your child requires a special diet.
Dolce Lets Go Cashless HR
Dolce Parent Information Sheet HR
Dolce parent pric info
Change of school meal provider July 2020