Last updated: 11 March 2024

Next review: 7 September 2024

The Mayor of London will fund free meals for all primary pupils at state schools when children return to school next week. This means that 270,000 children in London will enjoy good quality food every school day and could save a family upwards of £440 across the academic year.    

Our award-winning Waltham Forest Catering service provides over a million tasty, healthy meals across the borough every year, and your child will be automatically enrolled to receive free school meals. If your child already qualifies for free school meals, please continue to apply as you would normally so your school doesn’t miss out on vital pupil premium funding. 

How to apply for Free School Meals, who can receive them and letting us know if your circumstances change.

Free School Meals During the Holiday Period

Vouchers for free school meals during the holidays are processed by schools.  Please contact your child or children's school(s) further details about how your voucher(s) will be issued.