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School Meals

School Meals from September 2023


When the children return on Wednesday 6th September 2023 following the summer holiday break, Dolce will no longer be the catering providers of the school meals at Story Wood School.  


We are very excited to announce we are taking the meal provision in-house, making the most of our fantastic catering staff.  Bringing the school catering in-house has many benefits including having a varied menu which creates a better lunchtime experience for children.   


Many parents already had the privilege of sampling the meals at the recent parents' afternoon and feedback has been extremely positive.


The price of a school meal will remain at £2.55 a day or £12.75 per week for children in Year 3 to Year 6. Payment must be made on Parent Pay in advance.


As School Grid was linked to the Dolce catering contract, you are no longer able to select the meal you would like your child to have.  Our dedicated catering staff will endeavour to make sure all children have a selection of meals to choose from on a daily basis.  However, we would like to encourage you to discuss with your child the menu so they have an idea of what they would like to eat when they are served.


If you have any questions please contact a member of the school office by telephone 0121 464 3863 or email:


Thank you 


Under the Government 'Free School Meal' scheme children in Reception to Year 2 will have free school meals. The cost of school meals for  KS2 children, from April 1 2019, are as follows:. Year 3 to Year 6 will be £2.35 a day = £11.75 per week .  It is much preferred that payment is made at the beginning (Monday) of each week, through your child's SchoolGrid account, but arrangements can be made if you wish to pay for the term.

If you think your child is eligible for free school meals please enquire at the school office as the school gets Pupil Premium money for every child who takes a free school meal.


If you are a parent or carer and receive any of the benefits below then you child is eligible for Free School Meals.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credits - provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross household of no more than £16,190.
  • The Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit run on - 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


If you think you qualify for Free School Meals please apply on line at and follow the instructions.


School lunch menus are included on the links below.

Provision is also made for KS2 children who opt to have a packed lunch.

Government FSM vouchers - Information on how to use your vouchers to cover May half term 2021

Dolce have been appointed to supply Story Wood School dinners from September. Information letters and menus are below.