School Meals


Oakdale uses Chartwells as a supplier for our hot school meals.  The cost is £2.00 per meal.  All orders must be placed online via Chartwells' website: www.dorset.mealselector.co.uk. Meals can be ordered any time until the cut off time of midnight on Sunday, 7 days before the full week in which the meal is to be served.


If you are receiving any of the following, your child could be entitled to  free school meals:

  • Income Support

  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Guaranteed Pension Credit

  • Asylum Support (under Part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999)

  • Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit)

  • Employment & Support Allowance (income-related)

We urge all parents who are eligible for free hot meals to apply for them. School funding is partly based on numbers of children registered for free hot meals, so please consider applying, even if you still prefer to send your own packed lunch.  An application form for free hot meals is available from the school office.