School meals are a great way to be sure your child is eating a healthy and well-balanced meal during the school day.
The team from our catering company Chartwells freshly prepare the meals on the premises offering an excellent, wide variety of tasty school lunches every day of the week, including vegetarian and traditional dishes. We can also provide halal meat on request.
Our lunches consist of a main course and dessert and seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables. Children can help themselves to the salad bar.
We want lunchtimes to be a happy, healthy and safe experience for all our children. Lunchtime Supervisors are on duty throughout the lunchtime period and the Senior Leadership Team supervise on a rota basis.
Meals must be taken on a regular weekly pattern and new meals must be ordered at least two working days in advance using the order form that can be found below. It will be assumed that your child will continue, with the same meal pattern, unless the office is informed in writing.
Alternatively Children may bring in a nut-free packed lunch from home. We offer guidance to parents as to suitable healthy lunchbox choices and discuss healthy eating choices with our children.
No Nut Policy
Dundonald is a "nut free" school and children/staff are encouraged not to bring products containing nuts to school.
Costs for School Meals
All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a school meal 'free of charge' under the Universal Infant Free School Meal Funding. This means you only start paying for your child's school meal from Year 3.
We currently charge £2.05 per day for our school meals which must be paid for the half-term or full-term in advance by ParentPay.
A credit will be given if your child is sick, on a school trip or if we receive a written notification a week in advance of an appointment affecting your child’s uptake of school meals.
Special Dietary Meals
If your child has dietary requirements on medical or religious grounds, special meals may be ordered for her/him. Please complete the Special Dietary Request Form if you wish a special meal to be ordered. A meal plan will need to be completed by the catering company before meals can be taken.
Free School Meals Eligibility
If you think that you may be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), please get in touch with the school office. We will address your enquiries in strict confidence. Alternatively visit the Merton website to find out more about the Pupil Premium Scheme.
If you wish to apply for Free School Meals, you can apply through the Merton website online.
Alternatively the Pupil Premium and Free School Meals Application Form can be completed and returned. If you do not have access to a printer, we can download the form for you.