Buxton Junior School

School meals

DCC school lunch menus are usually issued twice yearly.  Children may choose to have school lunches or to bring lunch from home and we also offer ‘flexi-dining’ where children can choose to have a school lunch on certain days only. As well as the main choice, a vegetarian option, jacket potatoes or sandwiches are also available.   Any special dietary requirements can be catered for (a medical form will need to be completed if required).  If your child brings a packed lunch from home we ask that no nuts/nut products are included, as we have children in school with a nut allergy. The class teacher will ask children at morning registration whether they will be having a school lunch each day.

School meals for children from September 2020 are priced at £2.20 per day / £11.00 per week.  You can also pay termly if you wish.  Where possible we ask that payment is made through our secure online ParentPay system (unique log in details will be provided to parents).  Alternatively you may pay by cash or cheque made payable to DCC.  Please ensure any monies are sent in an envelope marked clearly with your child’s name, class, amount enclosed and what it is for.


If you think you may be eligible for free school meals, you can apply online through:

or you can contact the Free School Meals Service on 01629 536400.  You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth and National Insurance number.