School Lunch

School 3 week menu – click here 

At lunch time your child may have a school meal or bring packed lunch from home. Our meals are cooked on site using fresh ingredients where this is possible. We are a nut free school and serve Halal.

From Sept 2020 our catering supplier will be Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL).   

Covid adjustments: HCL have a thorough risk assessment in place for our school. Changes that will be made include cutlery and drinks served at the counter (not on the table), salads and puddings in pre-packed containers.

From Sept families will be able to:

– Select meals in advance this can either be the day before or for longer

– For children with diagnosed allergies HCL can design a menu just for them:

HCL has a rigorous process in place to provide a safe meal service to pupils with food allergies or intolerances, which we supply on behalf of your child’s school.

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance and meets the qualifying criteria, then we have a range of delicious and nutritious menus designed especially for your child’s medical requirement.

The on-line account system takes just minutes to create and complete and is really easy to use. You will need at hand:

  • Your child’s school details including class name
  • Medical evidence of your child’s medical requirements
  • Electronic Passport style photograph (which you will need to upload on to our system)

To apply, simply go to

Once you have created your account you will be able to easily update the school and HCL with any changes to your child’s dietary needs in the future and will automatically receive new menus when they change (twice yearly).

If you need any further support please see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section of our Special Diets website or alternatively you can email

All families who require school dinners must sign up with School Grid to pre-order food and pay for it in advance. School grid will not allow you to book a meal if you have insufficient funds in your account. If this is the case, please send your child in with a packed lunch until your account is in credit. Thank you.

SchoolGrid Information –  click here

HCL Catering welcome information – click here

All meals must be paid for in advance 

Use this link to apply for Free School Meals – click here

Early Years Pupil Premium Form – click here

Universal Free School Meals Form – click here

Free School Meals Form Years 3 to 6 – click here

Healthy Eating

Healthy snack guidance:
We allow children to have a healthy snack at break time. Children in Early Years and KS1 are provided with a piece of fruit/vegetables, while in KS2 parents/carers have the option to provide their child with a healthy snack, for break time.
There has been some confusion and debate about what constitutes a healthy snack and after looking at NHS  advice and understanding the need for clarity on this issue we have decided for KS2 a healthy snack is a piece of fruit or a vegetable. This is in line what is provided for children in the Early Years and KS1.

Highfield Kitchen Staff

Click here for Packed Lunch Guidelines

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For all other payment items such as trips, workshops and clubs, you should create a Parentpay account to pay for these items. The office will issue you a log on.