School Lunches

Our school meals are provided by Caterlink. 

School lunches are paid for online via Parentmail.

All meals must be selected online, this saves valuable teaching time in class. Parents can order meals half a term in advance.

Dane Royd is proud to have gained the ‘Eat Well Award’ for its provision of nutritious, healthy food at lunchtimes.  This award is an initiative of the 'Change 4 Life' programme.

We appreciate the importance of your child eating a well-balanced lunch that they enjoy, and promote healthy eating as part of our curriculum.

Our kitchen team work very hard to ensure that the children enjoy their school lunches.  As a result, most of our children eat a school lunch with the rest bringing lunch boxes.

Every day there is a choice of main meals - including a vegetarian option. The lunch menu also includes a sandwich option. In addition to this, there is a salad bar with homemade bread.  The menu runs on a three-weekly cycle.

Children who have packed lunches are encouraged to bring a well-balanced, healthy lunchbox. Packed lunches are a cold option, no hot food is to be placed in flasks.  Fresh water is available for all children on the tables and staff encourage the children to drink it.  Our lunchtime assistants supervise your children and ensure that they eat a sufficiently balanced meal.

From September 2014 all children in Upper Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal as part of the new government universal meals initiative.  Children from Years 3 to 6 have to pay for their meal unless they fit the free school meal criteria. 

Children requiring a special diet due to an allergy are individually catered for. Please request an allergy form from the office if you think your child may need a special diet.