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St Mary's Catholic
Primary School

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School Lunches

Spring 2024 School Dinner Menu

Pupils are able to bring their own packed lunch or buy a delicious lunch on-site from our caterers Dolce for only £2.50 per day

 

School lunches can be ordered for the children, in advance, by parents at home, via SchoolGrid. Please note the system will allow you to choose a meal on the morning of that day until 9.00am.  

 

We cannot order meals for the children at school. If your child does not have a packed lunch and you have not chosen a school dinner we will call you and ask for you to provide a packed lunch for that day. 

 

Dolce use an administration system SchoolGrid to provide the lunch system.  All payments must be made online for lunches.  Dolce is a cash free system, therefore no cash will be accepted for lunch, all payments must be made online.  Parents may pay for lunch on a daily, weekly, monthly or termly basis.  Lunch money payment is made directly to Dolce, through School Grid.  

 

Please log onto your School grid account to make payment.

 

It is a parent's responsibility to provide lunch for your child.  If your child orders a school lunch and a payment has not been received, an email will be sent it is expected that the payment will be made either the same day or the next morning.  The online payment facility will enable payments to made at any time of day or night. A child will not be allowed to order a meal if the debt reaches 5 days. You will have to provide a packed lunch on the 6th day of debt. We will call you to let you know that your child will not be receiving a school lunch if you reach a debt on the 6th day.

 

The online facility will enable parents to keep track of their balance and also to see details of the meal choice of their child.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

If you receive any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals: 

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 – since 6 April 2010)
  • Working Tax Credit Run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

 

Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.

 

If you need any help or your circumstances change please come and speak to the Office team and we will help you as best we can. 

 

Registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school receives the extra money and funding to support your child for a least six years even if you don't take up the free meal.

From September 2014 primary schools have a legal duty to offer all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 a free school meal called a Universal Infant Meals. This should not be confused with registering pupils for Free School Meals if you are from a lower income family and receive benefits.

St Mary's Catholic
Primary School

Contact Us

Cookham Road, Maidenhead
Berkshire, SL6 7EG

01628 622570

office@stmarys-maidenhead.org.uk