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Enfield Learning Trust

School Meals

At Bowes Primary School we provide nutritious, healthy food, which we serve in an environment that promotes social interaction between the children. We pride ourselves in the quality of our meals the current cost is £2.52 per day which is paid on Parentpay, your login details are available at the school office.

Please download our current menu below.

Infants' Free School Meals

From September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 will be able to receive a school meal at no cost to the parent or guardian. School meals in Enfield are healthy, tasty, social and fun. Choosing a school lunch for your child/children will help save you up to approximately £400 per year if you take up the offer.

For more information please download the leaflet below. 

Meat Served in Enfield Schools

We have received the information below from the Local Authority:

'All our meat suppliers have confirmed they have not purchased meat from anyone reported to have used undeclared horse, or pork meat. In addition, they will continue to monitor this using compositional analysis. We have written confirmation from all our suppliers: William White Meats Ltd; Brakes Group and Pasta King to that effect. These suppliers regularly test the meat and produce that is sold to council catering services. The Council follows guidance from the Food Standards Agency. Sampling and testing of food served in schools and council premises is a regular requirement so that we maintain high standards of nutrition, quality and hygiene.' 

Free School Meals

You are entitled to free school meals if you are receiving one of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income based Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (IR)
  • Supported under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided that your annual income is less than £16,190
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Please note those receiving Working Tax Credit cannot apply.

If you would like to apply for free school meals the form is attached, you will need to take it with your proof of entitlement to Pupil Benefits at the Civic Centre, Enfield.

Changing Your Meal Option

If your child would like to change from packed lunch to school dinners or the other way round they can only do so from the first day of a term or half term. You must fill in the attached form and return it to the school office. Please don’t just leave a message with your child’s class teacher as this sometimes leads to confusion and  a dinner may not be ordered for your child or if they are changing to packed lunch you will still be charged for dinners that have been ordered  but they have not eaten.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to allow children to have dinners on a part-time basis they must have school dinners or packed lunch Monday to Friday.

Enfield School Meals Newsletter

The Enfield Catering Service has produced their first newsletter which can be downloaded below. The newsletter contains lots of articles the service would like to share with you. If you would like to find out more about school meals and the Enfield Catering Service please visit