School meals

Schools, education and learning

School mealsWaltham Forest Catering is the principle school catering provider within the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

We work in partnership with schools and families in Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs, to ensure all children and young people are healthy and well fed during their school day.

We pride ourselves on almost 70 years of experience in delivering a top quality, reputable service.

We provide fresh, tasty and nutritious food using organic produce, all while keeping our costs low with a not for profit agenda.

Visit the Waltham Forest Catering website to find out about our menus, allergen information, healthy eating advice, latest news and lots more!

All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England are eligible for free school meals. This includes infant pupils in:

  • Maintained infant and primary schools
  • Free schools
  • Academies
  • Schools for pupils with special educational needs
  • Pupil referral units.

This could save you up to £400 per year per child!

See our free school meals page for more information and how to apply

Free school meals are school lunches which are provided each school day to eligible pupils at no charge.  For information on whether your child is eligible and how to apply visit the free school meals page.

By applying for free school meals your school will also gain more funds for your child's education.

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report.  Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​

Contact Click to get info

Waltham Forest Catering Service
Families Directorate
Room 203,
313 Billet Road,
Walthamstow, E17 5PX.
020 8496 8268