What is the Holiday Activity and Food programme (HAF)?

The HAF programme is for children and young people aged 5 – 16 years who are eligible for benefit related free school meals. Children and young people and their families will be able to access free activities and healthy recipe boxes during the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays.

On 8 November 2020, the government announced that the holiday activities and food programme will be expanded across the whole of England in 2021.

Christmas Holiday Activity Letter – Nov 2021

Christmas 2021 Half Term Activities Programme Poster

Walsall HAF Sign up sessions

HAF Christmas 2021 Activities Booklet

For more help and information please see the following website:

Here at Phoenix Academy we provide a selection of Healthy Choice School meals for all of our pupils to access.

Our meals are provided on a daily basis by Jubilee Academy via Chartwells.

Please see below the Chartwell’s Story together with the current and upcoming menu’s:


An introduction to Chartwells Parent letter

CHARTWELLS – Food Ambassadors

Menu –  September 2021

Primary Autumn Winter Lunch Menu

If your child requires a special diet, please read the following guidance and information carefully:-

Chartwells Medical Diet Parent Introduction Letter

Medical Diets Parents Guide v1

Medical Diet Request Form v1

Medical Diet Evidence Support Form v1 (1)

If you think you may be eligible to receive Free School Meals, please see the following links for more information and to complete a claim form:-

FSM & EYS – Registration Form