Enfield Catering Services has lots of experience in school meals. Our food is healthy, tasty, freshly cooked on site, and uses quality ingredients. Menus are ethically, locally and sustainably sourced whenever possible, and meet the government’s nutritional standards.
We hope all pupils enjoy the exciting and innovative dishes created by our menu development chef. Parents are also welcome to attend the various taster sessions arranged throughout Enfield, to try the foods on offer.
To register for school meals, ask at your child’s school.
Applying for free school meals
Children in reception, year 1 or year 2
All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 automatically get free school meals if they go to a state school, saving parents around £400 a year. It’s called universal infant free school meals.
Parents on benefits
Although you do not have to apply to get these meals, if you receive one of the benefits listed below you should still complete an application form. Doing this could help your school get valuable extra funding through the pupil premium. Your child’s school will be able to tell you how to register.
The amount of pupil premium funding a school receives is based on the number of children who are eligible for free school meals and can be used towards extra tuition, teaching and after school activities. This funding can really make a difference.
Children in year 3 or above
If your child is in year 3 or above, to be eligible for free school meals the parent or carer must receive one of the following benefits:
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
- Child Tax Credit only (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190.
- Working Tax Credit is a disqualifying benefit regardless of your household income – this means that you would not be entitled to free school meals while in receipt of Working Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
Children who get any of the above benefits directly, instead of through a parent or carer, can also apply for free school meals.
To apply, save the free school meals application form (PDF, 191.35 KB) to your device, fill in your details, and then email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You don’t need to provide evidence of your benefit when you submit your form. However we may write to you for further information or to request certain evidence.