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Carterhatch Lane, Enfield EN1 4JY
020 8804 2101
Carterhatch Junior School

We recognise that the school plays an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our pupils. Healthy eating is about maintaining a balanced diet. This means eating foods from all the different food groups in the right amounts. Our supplier, Enfield Catering Services, plans with us a varied, healthy menu with daily changes on a three weekly cycle. Like us, the catering team are aware that parents are increasingly concerned about what their children eat. That’s why they occasionally invite parents into the School to sample the food on offer. If you haven’t experienced school dinners since your own school days, watch out for the next event and find out for yourself that our dinners are not only be nutritious, but delicious too.

View Enfield Catering Services ‘My School Lunch’ web page here.

View ‘Enfield School Meals Newsletter’ here.

View our Vision and Values here.

Lunchtime Arrangements

School dinners are served in the dining hall and are supervised by our Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants (LSAs). Children have a choice of menu:

  • Two choices of main course, including a vegetarian meal
  • Salad Bar
  • Pudding / Crackers
  • Fresh fruit
  • Water/ Milk

Bread is also provided with every meal. Children may have as much, or as little food as they would like, but we do expect them to eat all they have asked for and to show good manners and behave well during the meal.

Packed lunches must be placed in one plastic container, which has the child’s name and class clearly written on it.  Although we do all we can to help the children look after them, we cannot be held responsible for any losses.

Paying for School Meals

£2.10 per day (£10.50 per week)

We are a cashless school and do not accept cash payments at the school. All payments need to be made either online at or at a pay point centre.

Children’s accounts should always be in credit.

Free School Meals

You are eligible to claim free school meals if you are in receipt of any of the following:

  • Income support
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Asylum seekers allowance
  • Child tax credit only and have an annual income of less than £13,910 or the guaranteed element of state pension credit

If you would like to apply for free school meals, please call at the school office to collect an application form.

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

We have a number of LSAs, whose job it is to supervise the children at lunchtime, both in the dining hall and in the playground or on the field. We have also appointed Play Leaders, who work with the children supervising and organising games for them to play. Pupils are expected to treat these people with respect, follow their instructions and report incidents of concern to them. The LSAs discuss more serious incidents with the Class Teacher or Deputy Headteacher.

Children who persistently misbehave during the lunch break, will be given sufficient warning before having to spend a period of lunchtimes at home. You would be given at least 48 hours notice of this exclusion.