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School Dinners


Our culinary experts produce a tasty and healthy menu for us; Each week giving us great tastes from around the world along with traditional English meals.

Prepared and served by our highly skilled and passionate kitchen support team and Midday supervisor team to make dinnertime at Dovecote a fun and enjoyable time in a safe and hygienic environment.


Pupils may go home or stay at school at lunchtime. School lunch is provided at a reasonable price, the money being collected on a Monday morning.  These lunches are cooked on the premises and children have a choice of hot meals as well as a salad bar.  Children with special dietary needs are noted and catered for. Children may bring in a packed lunch from home.

YR/Y1 lunchtimes run from 11.45-12.45. They are provided with Family service for their school lunch.

Y2 lunchtime runs from 12.00-1.00.
They are provided with Family service for their school lunch. (From September the Y2 children will be moving onto self-service.)
Y3-Y6 lunchtime runs from 12.00-1.00.
These children use self-service for their lunch. The children get a choice of main course and pudding. A salad bar is available as an alternative to the vegetables on offer



The school operates with 2 different menus: one for Yrs 3-6 and the other for Years Reception - Year 2. There are 4 menu patterns which change on a rolling programme indicated by the date of the week.


Dinner Money

Can we please remind you that school meals should be paid for on a Monday morning with the correct amount of money put in an envelope stating which days you wish your child to stay and given to the class teacher.

School dinners currently cost £2.05 per day or £10.25 per week for Years 3, 4, 5 & 6.
Dinners remain free for all children in Reception, Years 1 & 2.


Milk is available every day for children up to and including Year 2. The cost is £10 a term and payment would be appreciated at the beginning of the new term.

Health & Hygiene

Our lunchtime support teams, provide interesting and healthy meals in a clean and safe environment. Don't take our word for it, as they have just been awarded 5 stars in food hygiene by the Food Standards Agency.

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