Therfield First School

“Bringing Learning to Life”

School Meals

Our school meals are provided by Hertfordshire Catering Ltd who comply with all Government food standards, have achieved the Food for Life Silver Award for the past 9 years and provide the Platinum Sugarwise Catering Mark for all schools.  All meals are freshly cooked in our school kitchen and are nutritious and energy fuelling.


The children have a choice of two hot main meals, a jacket potato or a filled baguette each day, and they make their selection at morning registration. Menus are sent home to parents twice a year so they can discuss with their children what they are going to choose to eat.


All children from Reception to Year 2 receive UFSM (Universal Free School Meals) as part of the government initiative. Children in year 3 and 4 pay for school meals on Arbor (unless you are in receipt of free school meals) and the cost is currently £3.30 per day.


Are you eligible for free school meals?  If you are in receipt of certain benefits, your child may be entitled to free school meals. Even if your child is having UFSM it is important that you make an application as the school receives additional funding for eligible children.


You can check if you qualify for free school meals and register online here.


You can also register if your child is in year 3 and 4. This way, you can check if you are entitled to free school meals and, again, this will ensure that the school does not miss out on any additional funding


If your child has a food allergy, ie. to nuts, it is important that you let us know and apply online via Herts Catering Special menu link.


Infant children (Reception to year 2) receive fresh fruit or raw vegetables as a mid morning snack which is provided free of charge.


Milk is available for all children and needs to be ordered via the office before the start of term. This is free for children up until the term they are 5 and is then payable termly.