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School Dinners and Menu Ideas

Spring/Summer 2022 DCC School Dinner Menu

School Meals

Dinner Time starts are staggered as followed, with all children eating lunch in the dinner hall:

KS1 (Class 1) 12.00pm.

Lower KS2 (Class 2) 12.15pm

Upper KS2 (Class 3 ) 12.30pm

A fresh, two-course meal is prepared each day in our school kitchen by the school cook, Mrs Tory and her team. Fresh fruit and vegetables are available every day, and water is freely available for drinking. The menus, compiled by Derbyshire County Council, follow a three week cycle which changes termly. Printed menus are distributed to parents by the school office when a new one becomes available or by using the link:

Derbyshire School Meal Menus


Cost of Meals

Under the Universal Free School Meals initiative, children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible to receive a school meal every day free of charge.  For children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, the current cost of a school meal is £2.20. The school collects dinner money on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.

It is Derbyshire County Council's policy that all hot meals should be paid for in advance.


Making a Payment

First, log into your account with SchoolMoney. You will need your mobile number, email address and your password (sent from school).

A pop up will appear asking for your child’s FIRST NAME. Type this in and you will be logged in.

For more help:

Hints and Tips for using SchoolMoney website


Universal Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, then your child may be eligible for free school meals irrespective of the year group they are in. Application forms for these free school meals are available by visiting the Derbyshire County Council website. Details of eligibility are printed on the form. If you meet the criteria we would encourage you to apply even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2. This is because part of our budget allocation, known as Pupil Premium, is based on the number of children entitled to these free school meals. This extra money helps us to provide support groups throughout the school along with much needed additional resources.


Special Dietary Arrangements

If your child is a vegetarian or has any other dietary requirements, please inform the school office.


Packed Lunches

If you would like your child to bring a healthy packed lunch from home, the children sit and eat their lunch in the hall. Children need to stay on lunches or sandwiches, unless the change is permanent. We don't allow regular changing from one to the other.

Please note: Fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate are not allowed.


More information

More information can be found at the links below:


Application form for meals from DCC (link to Derbyshire Free School Meals) 

Changing from a packed lunch to a school meal request form 

Changing from a school meal to a packed lunch from home request form

Derbyshire County Council - Autumn/Winter 2021 Menu

We are very proud to have achieved the highest food hygiene rating in our school kitchen. Our catering staff work very hard to ensure consistent high standards.

Cooking with Miss Bown 

Miss Bown has very kindly agreed to make some videos of how she makes some of the children’s favourite recipes from the school dinner menu. 

Miss Bown’s Pasta Bake

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Miss Bown’s Jacket Potato

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Miss Bown’s Cheese and Ham Omlette

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