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School Meals


We believe that lunchtime should be the highlight of the day for everyone at Suffolks Primary School.

We want to help children gain a real appreciation for good quality food, where it comes from, how it’s produced and why healthy food is important.

School meals are provided by Hertfordshire-based schools caterer; HCL  They are passionate about providing fresh, local and seasonal food to schools; improving the school meals service and making lunchtime an integral part of the whole school experience. They endeavour to provide dishes that are not only popular with students but will also comply with healthy eating standards and guidelines and encourage an inviting dining experience, whilst making food fun.

Together we offer children a wonderful choice of hot food, fresh vegetables, freshly baked bread, fresh fruit, jacket potatoes… there really is something for everyone.

All meals are cooked from fresh ingredients every day, sourced locally (where possible within a 60 mile radius of the school), and prepared on-site.

If you child has food allergy you can apply for a tailored menu, please see information on Lunch Menu sheet below.

Over the course of the academic year we provide an array of theme days, activities, cookery classes and charity events – these are advertised around the school and on the website.

We would really love to invite parents, grandparents and carers to come and dine with your children and experience first-hand the amazing food. Just let us know when you would like to come in. We look forward to sharing with you.‚Äč

The current cost for a school meal is £2.50 per day. A menu is attached for you to view the selection that is on offer.

We run a cashless system for our school dinners, parents sign in to ParentPay, to top up their accounts and the price of the meal is automatically deducted. If you need your ParentPay details please call into the school office.

We would advise you that the school operates a NO DEBT POLICY meals must be paid for in advance.

A copy of this policy can be found below.


Register for universal infant free school meals now!

From September, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 will be able to receive a school meal at no cost to the parent or guardian*. School meals at Suffolks are healthy, tasty, social and fun and from September 2014 choosing a school lunch for your child/children will help save you up approximately £400 per year if you take up the offer.

In Enfield we anticipate that this will be a popular offer with parents and children. If you have a child who will be in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, please download & complete the short form and return to your child’s school as soon as possible.


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:

  • 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 guardian, can also get free school meals.

To apply, save this application form (PDF) to your device, fill in your details, and then email as an attachment to or bring into the school office.

You do not 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.