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Enfield Learning Trust

School Meals

At Chesterfield Primary School we pride ourselves on the quality of our school meals. We provide nutritious, healthy food served in an environment that promotes social interaction between the children. The current cost for a school meal is £2.30 per day. A menu is attached for you to view the selection that is on offer.


When your child joins Chesterfield Primary School, a letter will be issued  which will give you a unique username and password on a barcode,  so you can set up a ParentPay account. This will allow you to make payments online for school dinners, events and  trips etc. You can do this using your credit or debit card.

Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at the following local convenience stores:-

If you do not have access to the internet,  you could use the local library or an internet cafe.  We can provide acces on a school computer if you ask at  the Gate Office, but you must have an emial address to access your account. If you have any concerns or questions about payments, please speak to the staff in the Gate Office who will be happy to help and advise.

Changing your meal option

Please keep the same meal option for a half term, as changing during this period 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 the other way round they may only do so from the first day of a new term or half term. If you wish to do this you must fill in a Change of Meal Option form, which is attached below and return it to the school office.

Don’t forget, if you think you are eligible to Free School Meals, please come into the Gate Office and request a Free School Meal Form.

For further information please see the attached frequently asked questions sheet or visit

Free School Meals

We would encourage any parent who believes they may be entitled to claim free school meals for their child to do so. As well as ensuring that their child receives a hot meal, there are also a number of benefits for the school in relation to the number of pupils receiving free meals. Additional funding can often be obtained which can be for the benefit of all our young people and so we strongly urge any parent who is entitled but not currently claiming, to contact the school.

All contacts will be treated in strict confidence and the school can even provide support for parents in completing the relevant documentation.

You are entitled to free school meals where parents are receiving one of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (IR)
  • Supported under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided that your annual income is less than £16,190
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Unfortunately, those receiving Working Tax Credit cannot apply. If you would like to apply for free school meals, please print off the attached form and return it to the Gate Office with proof of entitlement. 

If you would like further information please click here.

Meat Served in Enfield Schools

We have received the information below from the Local Authority:

'All our meat suppliers have confirmed they have not purchased meat from anyone reported to have used undeclared horse, or pork meat. In addition, they will continue to monitor this using compositional analysis. We have written confirmation from all our suppliers: William White Meats Ltd; Brakes Group and Pasta King to that effect. These suppliers regularly test the meat and produce that is sold to council catering services. The Council follows guidance from the Food Standards Agency. Sampling and testing of food served in schools and council premises is a regular requirement so that we maintain high standards of nutrition, quality and hygiene.'