Dinner Time

Dolce – School Catering Information

Please click on the link below for details about our school catering providers, Dolce:

Old Park Dinners – Dolce School Catering

Cancelling your Child’s Pre-Order on School Grid

New School Grid debt function from Monday 11th April 22             

From the 1st April 2024 Dolce has increased a school meal to £2.82 per meal.


Increasing Uptake

Natasha’s Law

Dolce – Natasha’s Law


Free School Meals

We know that there are lots of things for your family to consider when the new school year begins’ but have you and your child decided what they will be having for lunch every day?

School meals will give your child a real appetite for learning and help them to achieve their full potential.  Did you know that you child could qualify for free school meals?  If your child is eligible it means they can enjoy delicious, healthy meals without the bills and the fuss of of making packed lunches.  Many children at our school are already eating free school meals, and your child may be able to have them too.

There is nothing healthier for your child and your family’s budget than free school meals.  As professional cooks prepare meals for your child, it saves you having to worry about the effort and expense of making packed lunches every day.  With our school catering system you can still choose exactly what your child is eating everyday.

Your child may be entitled to receive free school meals if you are entitled to receive one of the following:

  • Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
  • Income Support
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit (including Child Tax Credit)
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support from the National Asylum Support Service.

Find out if you are eligible by https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/schools-education/free-school-meals.  Alternatively you can speak to someone in the school office who will try and assist you.

Phone: 0121 526 2669

Email: school.office@oldparkprimary.com

Universal School Meals

School meals are free for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  Please to see below on how to book your school meal.

Pre-ordering your School Meal

You can pre-order school dinners via school grid. Dinners can be booked for a term at a time.

Pre-orders can be booked up until 8.55am on the morning . There is no charge for cancelling orders at any time, and you will not be charged for pre-orders if your child is ill. We do ask that you cancel bookings if your child is away from school.

Paying for your School Meal

There a few of ways you can pay for your school meal.

Debit card – Log into your school grid account and make a payment or you can arrange a direct debit.

Free School Meals – If your child is in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 they are eligible to receive Universal Free School Meals.  These will automatically be debited from their account.  If your child is in Year 3 – 6 go to our Free School Meals page to see if your child is eligible.


If you need to set up a pre-order account please contact the School Office, and we can arrange for you to get new welcome information sent to you.  You can phone us on 0121 526 2669 or email school.office@oldparkprimary.com