Wood End School

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF


01582 761636

Wood End School will re-open on Monday 1st June for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Watch out on the news page for Twitter videos from staff. Two new email addresses: homelearning@woodend.herts.sch.uk to post any questions you may have from the work given on the class pages, and password@woodend.herts.sch.uk in case you forget your logins for any of the school recommended websites. Stay indoors and keep safe!


School Meals

Parent Letter re New Flexible School Meal Ordering/Payment System via the Schoolgateway

YOU Tube Video - How to top up your balance and book your meals via the Schoolgateway

Meal Selection Schoolgateway Guide (Hard copy)


  • Please click  HERE to view a copy of the school menu on the HCL website.  Please note there is a quick link to the menu on the home page (top bar - quick links).  Please click HERE for a colour choice menu.
  • We have the "pupil choice" menu where the children choose their meal at registration each day.
  • You can find details about school meals on the Herts Catering web page.
  • Does my child need a special diet menu?  Click here to find out more and apply.  

We all know that eating a good meal is extremely important to the well-being of all children, both mentally and physically. Therefore, we aim to offer the right balance when it comes to your children’s meals at lunchtime. School dinners cost £2.60 per day or £13.00 per week.

From September 2014 all children from Reception to Year 2 receive a UniFSM (Universal Free School Meal).  Please ask in the school office for details.

If you receive certain tax credits and benefits then you could be eligible for free school meals worth over £400 per child per year. You can find out if you are eligible and apply here. It is completely confidential – no information is passed to teachers or pupils, and your child will not be treated any differently to any other child at lunchtime.  It is very important for you to still register for FSM (Free School Meals) even if your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 and receives a free meal, as the school receives funding to help with your child’s education. If you would like the school to apply on your behalf please ask at the school office, and we will be happy to do this for you.

Herts Catering since April 2012 have not been providing information on trace allergens in food.  The information they provide will just say that all the meals we serve may contain traces of allergens.  This is because there is also a risk of cross contamination in their kitchens and therefore it would be wrong to suggest that some foods are free from the risk of contaminates.  The only exception to this is with regard to nuts.  Since Herts Catering do not use nuts as an ingredient they can say that their dishes are nut free and that they do not offer any product that contains nuts or nut traces.  They will never offer a total guarantee but they do everything resonable to support this policy.  If you currently have an arrangement regarding allergens then please contact the school office.

Packed Lunches

Here is our packed lunch flyer.

You will find lots of information about vegetables on this website with recipes, nutritional advice and seasonality.

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