School Meals

 School Meals  and Menu-Session 2021-22

What’s in our school lunches?

We use local produce where we can. Meals are freshly prepared, with seasonal ingredients:

  • eggs from cage free hens
  • meat from animals farmed to British Welfare Standards
  • fish from sustainable sources

Menus are free from GM ingredients and undesirable additives, with at least 15% organic ingredients, including vegetables, dry goods and milk.

We are proud to have achieved the Gold Standard award from the Scottish Soil Association Food for Life Scotland programme.

Special dietary needs

We can cater for pupils who, because of medical reasons or religion, have special dietary needs. Children with medical dietary needs should have been referred to and met with an NHS Dietician.

If your child has special dietary needs, please inform your head teacher. They will send you a Special Diet Request form to fill in and return to your school.

What’s for lunch?

Primary schools

2 menus are rotated on a weekly basis.

All options are £2.05 and include a main meal, or a snack meal (baked potato or sandwich), with either a starter or a sweet. Snack meals include a piece of fresh fruit. Both meals include a drink.

Seasonal vegetables, salad bowls, potatoes, fresh fruit, yoghurts, home baking and free bread are available daily.

Vegetarian options are available every day on request.

Download our menu here:

Primary School Lunch Menu 2021-22

Cashless catering

iPayimpact

Allows you to:

  • pay for school meals online (and any trips or music tuition fees that the school has added)
  • monitor what meals your child has been buying
  • check your balance
  • set up an automatic direct debit or top up at your convenience

iPayimpact

You can read more about iPayimpact in the frequently asked questions (PDF, 213kb).

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Facilities Management Support Team at onlinecashlessqueries@northayrshirecouncil.onmicrosoft.com

 

Educational grants: footwear, clothing and free school meals

Additional financial supportFamily pandemic payments are available to children and young people of school age in receipt of free school meals on the basis of low income eligibility.

We provide free school meals and £120 (per child) for primary school children and £150 (per child) for secondary school children worth of school footwear and clothing to children whose parents are on certain benefits.

Can I get help with these costs?

We may be able to help you with these school costs if your child attends primary or secondary school and you receive 1 of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit only (with income under £16,105)
  • Both Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit (with an income up to £7,500)
  • Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £625
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Families will be eligible for a Clothing Grant only if in receipt of one of the following:

  • Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit with an annual income of £16,105 or less
  • Universal Credit with monthly earned income of not more than £1342
  • Council Tax Reduction/Housing Benefit

2021/22

Applications for the school year 21/22 are now open

Apply for 2021/22 Grant

 

Ask in school for help or visit the North Ayrshire Website:

Footwear, Clothing and Free School Meals Information