A fresh hot meal is prepared each day by Bolsover C of E School, delivered to us and served in the dining room. The menus are designed by Derbyshire County Council to meet the Government’s current nutritional standards and follow a three week cycle. Printed menus are distributed to parents by the school office when a new one becomes available – they are changed twice a year, Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer.
In line with promoting healthy choices, we offer a standard portion of a main meal with vegetables, salad, bread, fresh fruit and drinking water is freely available. We also have special ‘theme days’ throughout the year which are fun and the same price as a regular school meal. The cost for lunch is just £2.10 a day - this can be paid each week by cash or online using ParentPay (ask at the office if you’d like to be set up on this).
You can view the current menu here.
Universal Free School Meals
Under the Universal Free School Meals initiative, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible to receive a school meal every day free of charge. For children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 the cost of a school meal is £2.10.
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 are available from the school office or by clicking here. 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.
You can see more information on Derbyshire County Council school meals on their website here.