Children First

Sherborn Crescent, Poole, Dorset BH17 8AP

01202 602113

Welcome to

Ad Astra Infant School

We Are Proud To Be A Gold Level Rights Respecting School

Lunchtime & Meals



Chartwells will be supplying hot school meals from January 2017.   Please log onto to register and order meals.   We appreciate that not all parents will have access to the internet at home, but please do not let this worry you, as the school will be happy to help. Please speak to our office staff.

If your child requires a special diet due to an allergen or intolerance to any of the 14 EU allergens, then you will need to provide medical evidence of this. Please contact or call the office on 01202 691038 to arrange the necessary paperwork.

We ask that meals are ordered half termly in advance, however, you do have the option to order for the whole term. The deadline for ordering is midnight Sunday, one week prior to consumption.

As you know Infant School children get their hot meal funded by the Government, but you will still be required to book a dinner for every day each week. This is not an ad-hoc service.

If your child is entitled to a Free School Meal at the Junior School, please also ensure you book a dinner for each day of the week. If your child attends a Junior School and you are not entitled to a Free School Meal, then you are free to order and pay for a meal on an ad hoc basis.


Cancellation of hot school meals requires 48 hours’ notice direct to Chartwells on 01202 691038.

This is an online service only, and every parent/carer will need to register and manage their own child’s account. However, once again, if you have difficulties with accessing online please speak to the school office. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.  

Please click below for the latest menu. 


Autumn Menu 2018

Please click the links below for information about hot lunches from January 2017:

Welcome Letter

Allergen Information  

Meal Ordering Information

Link to the Meal Selector website