At St Edmund's children choose to have a hot school lunch or bring in a packed lunch from home. The hot meal service which is available to all children is provided by Enfield Catering Service. The meals are charged at £2.50 per day or £12.50 for the week. Your child can have hot meals every day or when they choose to do so. The Spring Term menu can be found below.
We feel passionate about the benefits of a healthy hot meal at lunchtime for pupils. Research shows that better food in schools is improving what children eat during the day, and there's evidence of a clear link between what children eat at lunchtime in school, where they eat it and how they focus with their teachers in the afternoon.
Hot meals can be ordered or paid for via Parent Pay. More information on this can be found here.
Your child may also qualify for free school meals. If you believe this to be the case, please check your eligibility by clicking here. After doing so, contact the school office who will be able to provide further information on this process.
All packed lunches should provide children with a sensible and balanced diet that is in line with the Healthy School Meals Policy which can be found below.
Please do not include any items containing nuts or any nut based products as we have children with serious nut allergies and protocols are in place to protect them.
A packed lunch must be in a named, sealed box or bag with no glass bottles, fizzy drinks or cans.
Break Time Snack
Whether your child is in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 we would like to encourage children to have a healthy break time snack. Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 receive a portion of fruit or vegetable free of charge daily (usually apple, pear, banana or carrot). Milk is also available free to children five and under. Children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 may bring a snack from home - fresh or dried fruit or vegetable or rice cakes are permitted. Biscuits, chocolate, sweets, crisps etc... are not allowed as we aim to encourage a healthy diet and lifestyle. Water is always available, and children can also bring in their own bottle from home, as long as it has been clearly labelled with the child's name and class.