School Meals

As from September 2022 , DOLCE will supply school dinners for Emmbrook Junior School and are determined to offer you and your child an excellent service, ensuring every child enjoys their meal and has the energy to study and learn in the afternoon.

  • The cost of a school dinner will be £2.25 per day (£11.25 per week).

Dolce Traditional Autumn Menu 2023


Dolce Traditional Spring Menu 2024


SchoolGrid Account

If you would like your child to have school meals, you will need a SchoolGrid account. Your school will provide us with your email address to activate an account. You will then receive an email from SchoolGrid, our software providers, with all of your necessary login details. By accessing SchoolGrid online you will be able to pre order meals, view recipes, allergens, ingredients and make payments.


If you are having difficulties ticking the allergen information you need, please contact Customer Care and we will happily make arrangements to accommodate your child’s individual needs.


Direct Debit – This will be collected from your account on or around the 1st or the 15th of each month and will work in arrears for the meals you have taken the month before. To set this up please access your SchoolGrid account – [account] – [direct debit]. You will receive a statement two weeks before a payment is due stating the amount and the date the payment will be taken. We can not set up Direct Debits over the phone. If you prefer not to pay by Direct debit we ask that all accounts are kept in credit.

You can top your account up by:

  • Online Card Payment – A card payment can be made online through your SchoolGrid account, please log on and select [Account] – [Pay by card] where on screen prompts will assist in taking payment.
  • Telephone Card Payment – Our Customer Care team is available 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday to take a card payment for your account on 01942 707709. The minimum payment amount we can accept over the phone is £10.

Free Meals

If your child is in KS2, you may still be entitled to Free School Meals so please contact your local Authority to find out if you are eligible. Once a decision has been made, the local authority will inform the school and update your account to Free school meals.

Contact Details

  • Dolce is your catering provider.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding school meals, allergens, payments etc, please do not hesitate to contact Dolce Customer Care Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, on 01942 707709 or by email to [email protected] we are always happy to hear from you.

  • SchoolGrid is the Software provider we use.

If you experience any technical issues with access to SchoolGrid, please contact SchoolGrid technical support on 01506 300310 or by email to [email protected]

Information Leaflets


Children are welcome to bring in their own sandwiches. Please ensure that they use a non-breakable, clearly labelled sandwich box or lunch bag. We try to encourage children to bring a lunch that is nutritionally balanced. It should not include sweets or fizzy drinks.

Snacks – At Emmbrook Junior School we encourage our children to eat healthily. Through consultation with a number of parents the following healthy snacks are permitted in school:

  • Portion of fresh fruit or veg
  • Plain bread sticks
  • Plain rice cakes
  • Chunks of cheese
  • Dried fruit with no additional coating

Children should not bring in nuts, seeds, high sugar or high fat items such as chocolate, crisps, cakes etc.

Important message

School Information

(Updated 27 November 2023)

Dear Parents & Carers,

A massive thank you for the generous donations to the Wokingham Food Bank last week. There will be a Non-Uniform day on Friday the 1st of December in return for donations of a beverage bottle from Junior children (e.g. wine, beer, fizzy drinks etc. but not fresh items please) and sealed confectionery/chocolate from Infant children.  The bottle tombola will be held On Sunday the 10th of December at the PTA Jingle Bell Jog and Festive Fair. We hope to see as many of you as possible at this brilliant festive fund raiser.

Warm regards

The EJS Team


Autumn Term

1st December – Non uniform day (Bottle donations – Juniors) PTA

4th December – Y3-5 assessment week

10th December – PTA Jingle Bell Jog – save the date

11th December – Y4 Xmas Production for parents 1:30pm

12th December – Y4 Xmas Production for parents 5pm

15th December Last Day of Term 2pm finish

Spring Term

2nd January First Day of Term

12th February – 16th February Half Term

26th March Last Day of Term 2pm finish

Summer Term

15th April First Day of Term

6th May Bank Holiday

27th May Bank Holiday

27th May – 31st May Half Term

3rd June Inset Day (School Closed)

19th July Last Day of Term 2pm finish

You can find term dates for next year on our website.