"Cuffley School is incredibly warm and welcoming." Ofsted, 12th & 13th March 2024


A foundation school

School Meals

At Cuffley we manage our own catering in-house and we provide healthy and balanced lunches to well over half of our children. When menus are reviewed, children’s views are sought and we listen to their suggestions. Every day, in addition to the hot meal choices, we offer a salad bar, bread, a jacket potato bar and a choice of fruit. School lunches are very popular at Cuffley.


A menu can be downloaded at the following link:

Lunch Menu 2023-2024

Cuffley Wrap Around Care Menu

Free School Meals 


Are your children entitled?


Nursery children are not entitled to Free School Meals.


Reception, Years 1 and 2

All children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 are entitled to a Free School Meal.  This is called a Universal Infant Free School Meal.  


Year 3 and upwards


Your child can get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).


If you think your child might be eligible, then follow this link on the Hertfordshire County Council website to check your eligibility.