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Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Dunstable Icknield Lower School

The School Day - Lunch & Uniform

School Hours

Nursery a.m. 08:45 to 11:45
Nursery p.m 11.45 to 14.45
Nursery (30 hours) 08:45 to 14:45
Reception to Year 4 (all classes) 08:45 to 15:15

Please note Burr Street is a very narrow residential road. We strongly encourage you to use our park and stride locations listed below: 

Park and Stride locations:

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 (UIFSM) from year 3 the cost of a school dinner is £2.45 per day.

School dinners must be paid for in advance, weekly or termly either online through the Parent Arbor App.

Current Menus - For the current menus, please see the attachments at the bottom of this page.

Free School Meals

Some children from Nursery onwards are eligible for free school meals status. It is important to register for free school meal status with Central Bedfordshire Council as you may be entitled to additional support.  If your child prefers packed lunches, there is a packed lunch (or Deli) option at school. If you think you might be eligible, please call Central Bedfordshire Council on 0300 300 8306.

For more information please visit: Central Bedfordshire Free School Meals

Packed Lunches from home

Packed lunches from home should be brought in a clearly named box. Drinks may be brought in unbreakable containers - no cans please, clearly marked with your child's name.

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  

COMPULSORY - daily uniform items
Grey trousers / shorts / skirts / pinafores  
Grey socks or tights  
Red school V-neck jumper or cardigan or red sweatshirt all with DILS logo (available from BEST LOOK)  
KS2 - White button shirt with school tie for Y3 and Y4  
Nursery to Y2 white button shirt with tie or white polo shirt (available from BEST LOOK with DILS logo)  
Black, covered toe school shoes (not trainer style or boots)  
DILS logo school book bag (available from BEST LOOK)  


Red checked school summer dress (to be worn only after Easter break until October half-term break)  

Religious observance items - head coverings (e.g.Hijabs, turbans), should be close-fitting, plain and white, red or grey only


Black plain coloured PE shorts (no other colours or logos)  
Black plain coloured jogging bottoms for colder weather (no other colours, patterns or logos)    

Plain, round-neck T-shirt in house colour 

Red sweatshirt with DILS logo (available from BEST LOOK)  
Training shoes with Velcro fastening (unless your child can tie their own laces)
Red DILS logo PE bag for year 4 only

Shoes for normal school wear should be flat and black.

We recognise that some young people with SEND require flexibility in the uniform as a reasonable adjustment to access the school environment.

All uniform items with a school logo can be purchased from Best Look - Best Look Dunstable.  Families eligible for free school meals are able to access support in purchasing uniform items.  Speak the school office for more information.