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School Meals

At Bowes Primary School, we provide nutritious, healthy food, which we serve in an environment that promotes social interaction between the children.

The current cost for a school meal in KS2 is £2.52 per day or £12.60 per week which is paid on Parentpay

Since September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 have been offered a school meal at no cost to the parent or guardian. 

Our current school meals menu is available to download below (provided by Enfield Catering Services). 

From 20th April 2020, our school meals will be provided by the catering company, The Pantry. They are a family run business who are passionate about providing the best lunch service for all pupils. The Pantry pride themselves on providing a menu that is nutritious and well-balanced whilst still being exciting. The highest quality ingredients are used, from fresh fruit and vegetables to Red Tractor approved, grade A meat. 

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.