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School Meals and Packed Lunches

Dolce Catering is the lunchtime provider for Vigo Primary School. The menu is nut free and consists of a daily meat option, vegetarian option or jacket potato. Parents are required to pre-order lunches for children. The current meal price at Vigo Primary is £2.70 per meal.

You can contact Dolce Catering directly should you wish to discuss your child's special dietary requirements by using the contact form on their website: https://www.dolce.co.uk/parents/ or by calling them on 01942 707709.

 

 

Payment for school meals must be made directly to Dolce Catering using a pre-order system called SchoolGrid (please click on the icon at the top of the page to access SchoolGrid).

Once your child is enroled at Vigo Primary School, you will receive an email from SchoolGrid to set up your parent ordering/payment account, this will link directly to your child.  If you do not receive the link, please contact the school office who will be more than happy to generate a new link-up code.  If your child is transferring as an in-year pupil, please provide your child with a packed lunch on their first day at school, this will enable the school to send the SchoolGrid link to you via email.

All meal orders must be selected and paid for in advance of the school day, using the SchoolGrid ordering system.  Ideally, orders should be made at least one week in advance. This helps the kitchen team ensure efficiency with food orders and helps to mitigate food waste.  Orders will be checked in class to help support your transition to pre-ordering school meals in this way. Any pre-orders must be made in advance and up to 8:45am in the morning of any given day.  Any orders submitted after 8:45am will not be picked up by the kitchen team, therefore you will be required to provide your child with a packed lunch for that day. 

All school meals must be ordered using SchoolGrid. This is applicable whether your child is eligible for universal free school meals, KS2 free school meals or paid meals.

We are trying to work towards becoming more environmentally friendly by cutting down on food waste. To help mitigate waste, please try to place dinner orders with your children, so they can choose the meal options they prefer. From time to time, we can see a lot of food waste if the meal has been chosen on the child's behalf. 

 

 

Hampshire County Council - Free School Meal On-line Application Link

Children in KS1 (years R,1,2) automatically qualify for Universal Free School Meals; a current, government-funded scheme. Therefore, you will not be required to pay for school meals, but applying for free school meals for your KS1 child will help increase the funding sent to the school by the government.

If you are eligible and your child is in KS2 (years 3, 4, 5, 6) you will be required to apply for free school meals using the Free School Meal Application form.  

Please click on the link above to complete the form, alternatively you can pop into the school office and member of the team will be more than happy to help you with the application.

 

 

Tuna mayo and sweetcorn sandwich in a lunchbox, with carrot and cucumber sticks, mixed berries and small bottle of milk

Are you giving your child a healthy packed lunch?  Please click on the attached document to view healthy lunchbox ideas. Please be advised we are a nut-free school, any items containing nuts or nut products will be immediately confiscated.

Useful Lunchbox Ideas - Web Links

NHS - Healthier Lunchbox Recipes

Tesco - Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

BBC Food - Lunchbox Recipes and Ideas

goodFood - School Lunchbox Recipes