Free School Meals

Why apply for free school meals?

  • If you are eligible for free school meals, you could be saving yourself a vast amount of money a year in the cost of school meals or packed lunches.
  • School lunches are an excellent source of nutrition, and are now some of the healthiest provided to school children in the world.
  • A regular cooked school lunch gives children the opportunity to eat and socialise together outside of lessons and they are more likely to try new foods if they see their friends eating them.
  • The old fashioned stigma associated with free school meals is a thing of the past, with schools operating cashless canteens, so there is nothing to distinguish a child using free school meals from those whose parents and carers pay for lunches.

To check if your child/children are eligible for free school meals, we need information about you and your child. Please download and complete this form clearly using BLOCK CAPITALS and return as soon as possible to:

Your child’s school, or post to:
ESAS & Free School Meals, D Block, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA.

Or scan and email to :