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School meals

Find out about school meals in Waltham Forest.

Last updated: 8 November 2021

Waltham Forest Catering is the main school catering provider for the borough.

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

With almost 70 years of experience in delivering a top quality and reputable service, they provide fresh, tasty and nutritious food using organic produce while keeping costs low due to their not-for-profit agenda.

To find out about their menus, allergen information, healthy eating advice, latest news, please visit the Waltham Forest Catering website

Free school meals for infants (up to age 7)

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!

For more information and how to apply, visit:

Is your child eligible for free school means?

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.

For more information, please contact:

Waltham Forest Catering Service
Room 203,
313 Billet Road,
Walthamstow, E17 5PX.

Telephone: 020 8496 8268

Help with completing online forms

If you don't have a computer, you can use a self-service PC at any library in Waltham Forest to log your request/report.

Staff there can help you to log in and create a MyAccount.