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School meals are a great way to be sure your child is eating a healthy and well-balanced meal during the school day.
At Stoneydown, meals are freshly prepared each day on the premises offering an excellent, wide variety of tasty school lunches every day of the week, including vegetarian and traditional dishes, so there is sure to be something for everyone's taste.

Our lunches consist of a main course and dessert and seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables. Children can help themselves to the salad bar.

Our school meals meet the government's rigorous nutritional standards, which have been put in place to make meals healthier and give children what they need to develop, grow and lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

A school dinner costs £2.42 per day and is to be paid, in advance, through ParentPay.

Your child may be eligible for a free school meal if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Come in to school and talk to one of the office staff if you would like some assistance or see below for more information.

If you would like to sample the cooking by booking yourself a school dinner, please let the office know.

If your child brings packed lunch, please click here to see our healthy packed lunch leaflet.

 Click here for information on revised food standards in schools. 

Click here for information on the Food for Life Catering Mark Standards, which Waltham Forest Catering adhere to. 

Healthy eating

 School meals are a great way to ensure your child is eating a healthy and well-balanced meal during the school day.

Every school meal served meets the government's rigorous nutritional standards - good to know as evidence suggests that eating well improves a child's concentration and learning.

Free School Meals (for Free School Meals during lock-down, please click here

Free school meals are provided for children whose families are in receipt of benefits such as income support or income based job seeker's allowance. 

Who can get free school meals?

Your child will be entitled to free school meals if they go to school in Waltham Forest, and you or your partner get one of the following incomes:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The Guarantee Credit element of State Pension Credit
  • Support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS)
  • Support from the local authority Social Services Asylum Team (SSAT)
  • Working Tax Credit for four weeks after your employment finishes
  •  Child Tax Credit, provided that:
    • you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit (but see below), and
    • your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is £16,190 or less

 How to apply 

To get free school meals, you must first make an application. You can do this in any of the following ways:

Filling in a free school meals form online. Click here            

Free school meals - infants

 All children in state-funded  primary schools are entitled to free school meals, regardless of whether their families get qualifying benefits or not. However, the school can miss out on vital extra funding if children that would normally be entitled to free school meals through the criteria above, do not apply separately for this.

We’re asking all parents and carers of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to complete an online universal infant free school meals form .

We’ll then be able to confirm throughout the year whether your child’s school is entitled to pupil premium funding for your child. 

Packed Lunches 

Please click â€‹on the packed lunch box below to see our leaflet about healthy packed lunches.