School Lunch Menus
Lunchtime at Our Lady & St Patrick's
Lunchtime is an extremely important part of the busy school day. At Our Lady & St Patrick's, children may bring their own packed lunch or enjoy one of our excellent, healthy meals. Our school meal provider is Dolce, who use an online ordering & payment system called 'SchoolGrid' to provide a cashless payment method for parents. This system is also great for the children, as they can choose from the meal choices available each day. Alternatively parents may go online and order meals from home, as well as viewing recipes and ingredient information. If you have any questions or need help with school meals, please contact the school office.
How our school meals system works
During registration each morning, children select their chosen meal on the interactive whiteboard in their classroom. Meals can also be pre-ordered from home (see more info below). Daily vegetarian options are clearly displayed on a green button.
Children select their name on the red touch screen at the serving hatch. Their meal choice is displayed to the cook, as well as any dietary needs.
Paying by Direct Debit
Parents should pay for school lunches via direct debit which is an easy way for you to manage payments. Once you've signed up for direct debit you will receive regular statements from Dolce informing them of the choices your child makes each day. Statements are sent out on a four weekly basis and Dolce gives two weeks notice before amounts are collected.
Pre-Ordering on Line
Parents can also pre-order child(rens) meals online. This facility allows parents to pre-order for up to a term at a time. Paying by direct debit means you will automatically be emailed a username and password for logging on to the pre-ordering facility. Parents who wish to pre-order online but do not wish to pay by direct debit need to provide the school office with an e-mail address which can then be sent to Dolce to create their own log on.
In line with requirements, Dolce ensures that allergen information is available for parents when selecting their child’s meal on-line. Alternatively, Dolce’s area manager and the school catering team are on hand to answer any queries or requests for further information about their recipes.
Our school dinners provide a very healthy choice and the best way of ensuring your child has a good balanced meal at lunch time. There's always a wide choice of menu options on offer, so even the fussiest eaters can find something tasty and nutritious to enjoy each day!
We know some families prefer their child to have a packed lunch from home, so we encourage parents and carers to provide a tasty and healthy packed lunch.
Here are some good websites which offer useful advice on what to put in a healthy lunchbox:
Free School Meals
Please click the link below to find out if you are eligible, and to apply for Free School Meals
Please use this form if you do not wish to apply online for Free School Meals