We are delighted that Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL) is our school lunch provider. HCL take pride in the meals they serve, their meals are packed with great and tasty ingredients to help your child really enjoy lunchtimes at school.
Eating the right balance of healthy, tasty food helps all children to learn and develop. Choosing a school meal will give your child the chance to try new foods and to enjoy eating with their friends, whilst tucking into delicious meals packed full of the energy and essential nutrients they need to grow and learn.
Our daily menu offers a choice of food for all pupils (and staff) so there’s always something to tempt even the most sensitive taste palate!
HCL have a rigorous process in place to provide a safe meal service to pupils with food allergies or intolerances, if your child has a food allergy or intolerance and meets the qualifying criteria, then HCL have a range of delicious and nutritious menus designed especially for your child’s medical requirement.
School dinner ordering and payment
Round Diamond School and HCL have worked together on a new dinner money system so that parents can order and pay for their child’s dinners on-line through HCL.
All transactions take place through their website, foodordering.hcl.co.uk (www. is not needed at the start). Once you have registered and claimed, you will be able to choose from the options available for each day. HCL have a Winter menu from October half-term to April and a Summer menu from April to October half-term.
Dinners for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes can have a school dinner at no charge under the government UIFSM (Universal Infant Free School Meal) scheme.
If you feel you may qualify for income related free school meals for any year group it is easy to apply on-line at www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals or by phone on 0300-123-4048 and this may also provide additional benefit within school.
School dinner prices from 1st April 2023 are £3.15 per day.
Dinners can be ordered in advance, or on an ad-hoc basis up to 08:45am each day.
If you pay for school dinners you must have credit on your account to cover the cost. If your child is sick or they change their mind please remember to cancel any booked dinners. This is a waste of food and you will be charged.