Telephone: 020 8509 6180    


Point of contact for queries: Sandra Rad - Office Manager

97 Queens Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 8QR

Headteacher: Mrs Faye Rider


School Meals

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School meals are a great way to be sure your child is eating a healthy and well-balanced meal during the school day. At Edinburgh, our lunches are cooked freshly each day on the school's premises.


Waltham Forest Catering's school lunch bunch ensure that tasty school lunches, on average, provide one third of a child’s daily nutritional needs.



Free school meals are school lunches which are provided each school day to eligible pupils for no charge.


Free school meals are administrated by the Benefits Service, making it simpler to apply.


For information on whether your child is eligible for free school meals and how to apply, visit the Waltham Forest's Free School Meals page by clicking here.


Your child will be entitled to free school meals if they go to school in Waltham Forest, and you or your partner get one of the following incomes:


-Income Support

-Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance

-Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

-The Guarantee Credit element of State Pension Credit

-Support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS)

-Support from the local authority Social Services Asylum Team (SSAT)


Child Tax Credit, provided that:

-you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit (but see below), and

-your annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is £16,190 or less

- Working Tax Credit for four weeks after your employment finishes



Please speak to a member of the school office if you need further information.

Eligible for free school meals?

Provision of halal meat.


For many years the meat used in school meals at Edinburgh Primary provided by Waltham Forest catering has been halal.  It is our caterer’s policy to use halal meat from animals that have been stunned prior to slaughter. Meat supplied to our caterer is certified to this effect by the Halal Food Authority (HFA), or equivalent depending on country of origin. Our school meal menus are designed to offer meal choices to a wide range of communities and faiths, including the Muslim faith, and there are always vegetarian alternatives to choose from.  Parents requiring further information can contact Waltham Forest Catering by phoning Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 8264.


Click here to see the Waltham Forest lunch provision.

Click the lunch tray to see the menu for the current term.