Our lunches are provided by Local Food Links
About Local Food LInks
Local food links have been making delicious and nutritious school lunches since 2006. Meals are freshly prepared every day in local kitchens using great quality ingredients that are locally sourced wherever possible.
To find out more about Local Food links visit www.localfoodlinks.org.uk
How much do meals cost?
School lunches are FREE for all children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 (and some older children whose families receive financial support). Meals are £2.40 for children in Year 3 and above.
There is a choice of 3 main course options every single day, followed by a pudding or piece of fruit.
How to order
To order online, register your details at https://my.localfoodlinks.org.uk/login . You will need to obtain a 10 digit unique activation code from the school office for each child and you will then be able to order school meals online.
When can I order, change or cancel meals?
You are able to order and manage your meals online but be aware that Local Food Links require 7 days' notice to order, change or cancel any meal.
Please click on Parent Guide below for food links useful leaflet giving step by step instructions on how to order
What about Food allergies/Special Dietary requirements
Food links give full details of ingredients, dish by dish, within the online ordering system. Simply click on any meal choice to bring up the list of ingredients. Most common allergens are also marked on the menus and on a spreadsheet available on the Local Food Links website under the 'for parents' section.
Please contact Barry Dovell on 01308 428921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss your child’s individual dietary requirements.
Who can get free school meals?
Your child automatically gets free school meals if they are in
- Reception Class
- Year 1
- Year 2
(Tell us if you also get one of the qualifying benefits below as your child can get extra funding called Pupil Premium).
If your child is in Year 3 or above, you may may be able to claim means-tested free school meals - it's easy to set up, and completely confidential.
Your child qualifies for free school meals as long as you receive any of these benefits.
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit; this is as long as you're not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual gross income is no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' payment (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit: this is as long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Means-testing and extra benefits for Key Stage 1 children
If you are entitled to means-tested free school meals – even if your child is in Key Stage 1 – you should still apply for them. That’s because the school will get extra money to give children better access to learning, and possibly to help with costs like buying school uniform and school trips.
What you need
Just your name, date of birth, National Insurance number (or registered asylum seeker number), and your child’s details (name, date of birth, and school).
How to apply
Visit the Dorset free school meals page, or call Dorset Direct on 01305 221000.