Dinnington Community Primary School


School Meals

The school dinner’s system is managed by a company called Dolce.

They set prices, manage orders and ensure that the kitchen is run efficiently. 

Children who would like a school dinner book their choice of meal before 9.30am each day. This can be done at home or at school. Meals can be booked in advance if preferred.

If payment is needed this is also done online directly to Dolce. This is a cashless system so money is not brought to the school office. If a child’s meals have not been paid for over a 5 day period further meals will not be provided until payments have been updated. 


If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals please obtain a form from the school office. Office staff can also help you to complete the form if needed. It can also be completed online. Please can we ask all parents to apply for free school meals if they think they may be eligible, particularly if they are already receiving a free meal because they receive it automatically because they are in FS2 or Year 1 or Year 2. The school receives money based on the number of children who have completed a free school meals form and it is decided are eligible. If your child is entitled to free school meals you still order meals online as described above but with no payment needed.
Children may bring a healthy packed lunch from home if preferred. Please label lunch boxes clearly with your child’s name as many look the same.

Please click on the link to find out more about Dolce.

School Milk
Children in the Foundation Stage receive free school milk but milk is also available for other children in school and can be purchased in advance on a half termly basis. Letters are sent out to give parents plenty of time to pay but orders will not be taken
after the deadline. The cost varies as it is dependent on the number of school days in each half term. Please note no refunds are given for milk not consumed except in the case of a pupil leaving the school.

Free Fruit Scheme

As part of the Healthy Schools Initiative our school participates in the Free Fruit and Vegetables for Schools scheme which means that all Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are provided with a piece of fresh fruit or vegetables every day. This scheme is very popular with the children who regularly enjoy bananas, apples, oranges, pears and carrots and other seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Please follow the link for more information on this project.

The school is part of the 'Magic Breakfast' scheme, which enables all children to receive a free bagel each morning. This is a project to try to ensure that 'No Child is too Hungry to Learn'. 

Please follow the link for more information on this project.



As part of our Healthy Schools ethos, we encourage children to bring a water bottle to school so that they can drink water regularly throughout the day.

Our cashless pre-order system 

Benefits for you & your child

  • You can choose to pay by cash, cheque or Direct Debit
  • Direct Debit means no hassle finding correct cash
  • You can pre-order online for up to a term in one go
  • Or you can let your child order in class each morning
  • You can easily track your account online
  • Monthly direct statements show you what your child ate
  • You can view all recipes online, including cooking method, nutrition and artificial ingredients
  • Our parent feedback system keeps you more in touch
  • Your children get the dish they want, every day
  • Cooks can be shown dietary notes when serving your child
  • Your child will have less queuing at lunchtime