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Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Dunstable Icknield Lower School

The School Day - Lunch & Uniform

School Hours

The school opens its gates at 8:45 and parents and children are welcome in school after this. Children should arrive in school by 8:50 ready for registration at 8:55.

Year Morning Afternoon
Nursery 8:45 to 11:45 12:15 to 3:15
  All Day
Reception 8:55 to 3:15
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) 8:55 to 3:15
Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4) 8:55 to 3:20

School Lunches and Free School Meals

School Lunches

Your child may have either a cooked meal prepared by ABM Catering or a packed lunch provided by you. Children in years Reception to 2 are entitled to Universal free school meals from year 3 the cost of a school dinner is £2.30 per day.

School dinners must be paid for in advance, weekly or termly by cash or cheque.

Please provide payment in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child's name and the days that they require a school lunch.

Free School Meals

Some children are entitled to free school meals, it is important to register for free school meals even if your child prefers packed lunches. If you think you might be eligible, please call Central Bedforshire Council on 0300 300 8306.

For more information please visit:

Packed Lunches

Packed lunches should be brought in a clearly marked box. Drinks may be brought in unbreakable containers - no cans please.

Sweets, crisps, biscuits etc. are not allowed in school for consumption at playtime, however, fruit or vegetables in a named bag are acceptable and encouraged.

Uniform & PE Kit

Boys Girls
Grey trousers Mid grey knife pleat skirt, grey pinafore or grey trousers (winter)
School tie Red tights (winter)
Red V neck jumper with school logo White shirt (winter)
Grey socks School tie
White shirt (winter) Red gingham dress (summer)
Polo shirt with school logo (summer) White socks (summer)
Red book bag with school logo Red book bag with school logo


PE Kit for boys & girls
Red shorts
House colour t-shirt
Black plimsolls
Red branded PE Bag
Tracksuit for winter

Shoes for normal school wear should be flat and black. In the Summer Term, flat sensible sandals are acceptable, however these should not be open toed.

All School Uniform can be purchased from Best Look.

Lunchtime Clubs

A different lunchtime club takes place every day. The club of the day is placed on the door of the entrance to the school.

An example of the lunchtime clubs available:

  • ICT
  • Drawing
  • Games
  • Circus skills
  • Gardening