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School Meals

At Chesterfield Primary School, we pride ourselves on the quality of our school meals, providing nutritious, healthy food served in an environment that promotes social interaction.

Since September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been offered a free school meal at no cost to parents/ carers (for details, see the document below). 

The current cost for a school meal in KS2 is £2.52 a day or £12.60 a week. 

To find out more information regarding lunches, go to www.myschoollunch.co.uk/enfield which also has a link which allows you to log into ParentPay.

Free School Meals

All children in reception, year one or year two will be able to receive a free school meal. Choosing a school lunch for your child will save up to £400 per year. You must register your child for free school meals during the summer term to ensure the school receives extra funding .

In order for Enfield to plan for your child and our schools for September, you will need to complete a registration form and return it to your child's school during the summer term.

If your child is in year three or above, to be eligible for free school meals the parent or carer must receive one of the following:

  • income support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400

Please note those receiving Working Tax Credit cannot apply.

If you would like to apply for free school meals the form is attached, you will need to take it with your proof of entitlement to Pupil Benefits at the Civic Centre, Enfield.

The school can provide support for parents in completing the relevant documentation.

Changing Your Child's Meal Option

As part of the school meals process, we share information with ParentPay about pupils' names and what meal option they have.  It is therefore important that the option is not changed regularly as this may result in you getting charged for a meal or one not being ordered. 

If your child would like to change from packed lunch to school dinners or vice versa, they may only do so from the first day of a term or half term. If you do wish to do this, please speak to the office.

 Ideas for meal plans

Change4Life have created recipes and shopping lists for families which can be used to create lunches for around £15 each week. Please follow the link below for more information.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/lunch/cheap-lockdown-lunch-ideas