School Dinners

From February half term 2020, Dolce Schools catering will be providing freshly prepared school meals daily for Hadrian Academy.  They provide healthy and nutritionally balanced meals which can be ordered in advance and up to 9am each day. The menu allows you to choose from 3 delicious hot meals and 1 cold lunch every day. A sample menu is provided below.

Dolce‘ use a computerised ordering and payment system to ensure our children receive the meals they want and it provides a cashless system for parents. If you would like your child to have school meals, you will need a SchoolGrid account. If you have not already received an email from SchoolGrid then contact the school office and provide them with your email address to activate an account. You will then receive an email from SchoolGrid, with all of your necessary login details. By accessing SchoolGrid online, you will be able to pre-order meals, view recipes, allergens, ingredients and make payments.

Pupils in reception to year 2 are entitled to free school meals daily under the UIFSM scheme.  This will automatically be set up on your account as free, you will be able to use all other features as normal to select your child’s meals.  Children in years 3 to 6, not entitled to free school meals, pay £2.30 per day for a lunch with dessert.  Payments are to be made online via the SchoolGrid website by clicking on the image below.

Dolce is the catering company, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding school meals, allergens, payments etc, please do not hesitate to contact Dolce Customer Care, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, on 01942 707709 or by email to they are always happy to hear from you.

SchoolGrid is the software provider that Dolce use. If you experience any technical issues with access to SchoolGrid, please contact Live Kitchen technical

Free School Meals

Some children are entitled to Free School Meals according to the family income.  If you think that your child may be entitled then please contact your Local Authority to find out if you are eligible. Once a decision has been made, the Local Authority will inform us and we will update your account to Free School Meals.

Central Bedfordshire  Follow this link or alternatively you can speak to someone direct on 0300 300 8306.

Luton Council  Follow this link if you live in the borough of Luton.

It is important to register your entitlement to free school meals, even if your child has a packed lunch – this is so we can receive additional government funding (Pupil Premium) which can be used to help your child.

Free School Meals – Who Qualifies?

Free School Meals (cont’d)

Free School Meals – Frequently asked questions


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