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From Sept 2020 our catering supplier will be Hertford Catering Ltd (HCL).   HCL was selected after a rigorous process of assessing various suppliers.  Firs Farm was part of a small Enfield cluster that evaluated a range of provison and we were impressed with HCLs quality, service and cost.  HCL have also been working in partnership with a number of schools in the borough for a few years.


Co-vid 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.


All children will wash their hands before leaving class and sanitise their hands using the units installed in the large hall before entering (this includes children having packed lunches as well). 


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

- Pay as you go - no need to pre-set/commit to half-termly meal patterns.

- Save money.  School dinners are now 10p cheaper!


All families who require school dinners must sign up with School Grid to pre-order food and make payments.  We will no longer be using Arbor for school dinners as it does not give us the flexibility we believe our families need. If you receive Free School Meals (including Universal Free School Meals in Reception, Year 1 and 2) you will not need to pay but must use School Grid to select meals in advance and to access the school dinner service. 


Below are letters for parents/carers and information from HCL and School Grid. If you have any queries about our new systems please contact or fill out the contact form below.







Information on School Grid (please note you do not need to return the slip at the bottom).

Welcome letter from HCL including details about how to register children with specific dietary (allergy-based) requirements: