Your child may have a school lunch or, if they prefer, bring their own packed lunch. We have a large kitchen and the school meals are cooked on site. The menu is planned for three weeks in advance and is written up each day. There is a choice of food, with a daily salad bar. The selection caters for a range of dietary preferences and needs.
If you would like your child to have a school meal and are not eligible for free school meals (see below) please contact the school office. They will arrange login details for the easy to use Parent Pay Website. As our school is now cashless, once registered you will be able to use the login to pay for school meals, activities and uniform. Payments can also be made at some local shops through the Pay Point system please contact the school office for further information.
If your child has a packed lunch, please provide a clearly labelled lunch box and put the drink in a plastic container (no glass bottles). We are committed to healthy eating, we do not allow sweets, chocolates or fizzy drinks. *Allergy Alert*.
Changes to lunches
Please Note: – Children can only change between School Dinner and Packed Lunch at the end of a half term. Therefore, if your child has a School Dinner on the first day of a new half term they will need to remain as School Dinners until the next holiday. If your child has a Packed Lunch on the first day of a new half term they will need to remain as Packed Lunch until the next holiday.
Our latest menus
New Menu – Starting 17th April 2023
Full PDF Spring Menu
Free School Meals
There are two types of free school meals available:
1. Income related free school meals
Children were entitled to meal vouchers during lockdown.
Your child may be able eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.
Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:
- younger than the compulsory age for starting school
- in full-time education
Once you have applied and your child is deemed eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary).
If you are entitled income related Free School Meals because you are receiving certain benefits, you should have received a voucher from a company called Edenred. Please check your junk or spam folders if you have not yet received it. The Edenred website has full details of how to redeem your voucher.
2. Universal free school meals
Children were Not entitled to Meal vouchers during lockdown.
These meals are available to all children in Reception, Year one & Year 2 and are not income related. Once children start year 3 they will not be entitled to “Universal free school meal”.
Do you feel that your child/children maybe entitled to both types of free school meals?
Are you unsure?
You can check on the Eligibility checking service website. The information needed to complete this check is – Mothers Full Legal Name, Date of Birth and National Insurance Number.
If you are entitled to Income Related Free School Meals as above, you will received evouchers from a company called Edenred. The Edenred website has full details of how to redeem your voucher. Please check your spam or junk folders if you feel you have not received your vouchers.
Frequently Asked Questions for your eCode vouchers.
Did the check confirm that your child/children are entitled to free school meals or do you need some help? Please contact the school office on 0208 804 5013 or email office @eastfield.enfield.sch.uk and request an application form or ask for advice. Our friendly staff will be happy to help.