At Chesterfield Primary School we pride ourselves on the quality of our school meals. We provide nutritious, healthy food served in an environment that promotes social interaction between the children. The current cost for a school meal is £2.10 per day. A menu is attached for you to view the selection that is on offer.
When your child joins Chesterfield Primary School, a letter will be sent to you which will give you a unique barcode and this will allow you to make cash payments at your local PayPoint store and a unique username and password if you wish to pay online. You can do this using your credit or debit card.
Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at the following local convenience stores:-
Yaren Food and Wine
137 – 139 Ordnance Road
156 Ordnance Road
115 Ordnance Road
111 Ordnance Road
613 Hertford Road
If you do not have a home PC, you could use the internet at the local library or an internet café. Please contact the Gate Office if you have any concerns or questions about payments.
Changing your meal option
As part of the process we will be sharing information with ParentPay about pupils names and what meal option they have. It is therefore important that the option is not changed regularly as this may result in you getting charged for a meal or one not being ordered. If your child would like to change from packed lunch to school dinners or the other way round they may only do so from the first day of a term or half term. If you wish to do this you must fill in a Change of Meal Option form, which is attached below and return it to the school office.
Don’t forget, if you think you are eligible to Free School Meals, please come into the Gate Office and request a Free School Meal Form.
For further information please see the attached frequently asked questions sheet or visit www.parentpay.com
Free School Meals
We would encourage any parent who believes they may be entitled to claim free school meals for their child to do so. As well as ensuring that their child receives a hot meal, there are also a number of benefits for the school in relation to the number of pupils receiving free meals. Additional funding can often be obtained which can be for the benefit of all our young people and so we strongly urge any parent who is entitled but not currently claiming, to contact the school.
All contacts will be treated in strict confidence and the school can even provide support for parents in completing the relevant documentation.
You are entitled to free school meals where parents 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
Unfortunately, those receiving Working Tax Credit cannot apply. If you would like to apply for free school meals, please print off the attached form and return it to the Gate Office with proof of entitlement.
If you would like further information please click here.
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.'