Normanton Altofts Junior School

School Meals

School meals are provided by Dolce School Catering.  Dolce use a website called School Grid for the payment and pre-ordering of meals.  You can order with your child at home or they can order each morning in class.  Please note, if you order at home, the choice cannot be changed in school and you will be charged for the meal.

.How to Pay
The cost of a school meal is currently £2.10. From 4th June, 2018, we will be changing to a cashless, online system and will no longer accept cash or cheques as payment for school dinners.  You will have the opportunity to pre-order meals up to 7 weeks in advance,  however, your account must always be in credit to allow this, and the debt limit will be set at £10.50.  All children must be registered, including those on packed lunches and children entitled to free school meals, and there is no minimum top-up amount.  Any credit/debit balances as at 25th May will be carried over to the new system.  If you prefer, you can call the Feeding Hungry Minds Support Team on 01924 792334 with debit/credit card details to make payments. 

Free School Meals

All children attending a state funded infant school in reception class, year 1 or year 2 are automatically entitled to a free school meal regardless of income. Once your child moves to us from an infant school, they will automatically lose their entitlement to Universal Infant Free School Meals. If you want your child to continue getting a school meal they will either have to pay or claim for an income-related free school meal.


Your child/children can have free school meals if you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit with no Working Tax Credit and have an income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) (ESA-IR)

Your child must be in school full time to receive free school meals. If you think you may be eligible, click on the link below to download an application form.  If you need any further information, you can contact Free School Meals on 01924 305061/306784 or write to Free School Meals, Wakefield Council, Wakefield One, PO Box 700, Wakefield, WF1 2EB.