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.
What’s for lunch?
At our primary schools
3 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 and both meals include a drink.
Seasonal vegetables, salad bowls, potatoes, fresh fruit, yoghurts, home baking and free bread are available daily
We operate a cashless catering system in Whitehirst Park Primary.
Allows you to:
- pay for school meals online
- see what meals your child has been buying
- check your balance
- top up at your convenience.
If online payment is not a suitable option for you, we can issue a PayPoint card that you can top up at local outlets. To request a PayPoint card, telephone 01294 324759.
Free School Meals
Educational grants: footwear, clothing and free school meals
We provide free school meals and £100 (per child) worth of school footwear and clothing to children whose parents are on certain benefits.
If your child is in Primary 1, 2 or 3 you will automatically receive free school meals. Parents of children entering Primary 4 and up must apply.
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
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit only (with income under £16,105)
- maximum Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit (with an income under £6,420)
- Working Tax Credit with income under £16,105 (clothing grant only)
- Council Tax Reduction/Housing Benefit (clothing grant only)
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Universal Credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610.
Ask in school for help or visit the North Ayrshire Website: