School meals

We hope that your child will be joining us for lunch and that they will benefit from the experience of eating with others, developing a taste for different foods, and gaining confidence to make the right food choices.

Please note you only need to purchase a school dinner ticket for your child when they are in years 3 and above as Years 1 and 2 are entitled to a free school meal as part of UIFSM.

Feeding the Future

Over the past three years meals have changed to improve the quality and variety available.

Havering Catering Services, the provider of meals at your child's school, constantly strive to source and provide the highest quality of ingredients available.

This is to assure you that your child is getting the absolute best value for money when they have a school lunch.

Menus are served on a three week basis, which means children have a chance to try out a variety of new foods, as well as dishes from other parts of the world, such as chicken tikka fillets, enchiladas and moussaka.

Ingredients for Havering's school meals are sourced locally or from sustainable sources, such as Red Tractor and Marine Stewardship fish.

​Primary menu fees

As of September 2023, all KS2 meals are free to all children within London due to the London Mayors Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) programme which will run initially until the end of Summer Term July 2025.

KS1 meals continue to be free under Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM).

Learn more on the Havering Catering website

​Secondary menu fees

We offer a meal deal of a main course with free vegetables or salad and a hot dessert or piece of fruit for only £2.79.

To find out more, visit the Havering Catering website.

To find out if your child is eligible for free school meals, call 01708 433929.

School meals enquiry form

We are always seeking to improve the service that we provide, any comments and suggestions that you have about our service will always be gratefully received.

Join our team

Havering Catering Services employ over 300 local staff to work across the borough in school kitchens, at hours to suit the school day.

If you would like to be part of a successful catering organisation with hours that fit around your family life, working from one to four hours per day, term time only, then why not view the teaching and education jobs web page or give us a call on 01708 433127 for further details and an application form.