Details on the current meal offer (menus) can be found on ParentPay, you can login by going to ParentPay. 

We are commited to providing balanced healthy meals to students on site at our academy, we ensure a balanced meal is offered every day of the week for our students to enjoy. 

Parent Pay

At  Don Valley Academy we request that all parents pay for academy trips, arts equipment, uniform, music lessons and dinner money top ups using our e-payment method. This can be done using a secure website called ParentPay.

If you have not got your activation details please contact us to request a "ParentPay Activation Letter".

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Once logged into ParentPay you are able to view items available to your child. You are also able to merge accounts if you have more than one child at Don Valley Academy. Further information & support is available from the files at the bottom of this page, if you require further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Paying for Meals

All students have an account which can be topped up by parents using ParentPay or by students (with cash) using the revaluation machines on site. Below you will find a price list of food offered by Chartwells.

A meal deal costs £2.15 and consists of the meal of the day/sandwich and a drink

Free School Meals

As all of our students have an invididual account we are able to operate a very discreet free school meal (FSM) service, students who are in receipt of a free school meal have their accounts creditted up to the value of a meal deal each day. 

Free school meal eligibility is assessed by Doncaster Local Education Authority, you can obtain further details on the LEA website on  or by telephoning 01302 736000

You can also find out whether your child is eligible for free school meals by going to Doncaster Council - Free School Meals, there is no cost to applying and it could save you over £400 per year! Applying is confidential and free school meal students remain unidentifiable at the dinner queue as the academy use a cashless card system for all students.