School meals are a great way to be sure your child is eating a healthy and well-balanced meal during the school day.
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.
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
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:
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
All children in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 in state-funded 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.
Please click on the packed lunch box below to see our leaflet about healthy packed lunches.