Category Archives: PEF

Breakfast Club

Every weekday morning, Braidhurst runs a breakfast club from the school canteen which any of our pupils can attend to enjoy a breakfast and get themselves ready for the school day ahead.  This is part of Braidhurst’s ongoing work to help tackle poverty within our community, making sure all our pupils get a breakfast before starting their day.  A range of Staff help out at our breakfast club and it is well attended by our pupils.  The school also organises a food bank of dried and non-perishable food items to any of our families who find themselves in need.

Family Drop-In Session

On Thursday 30th September, Braidhurst organised a ‘Family Drop-In event at Forgewood Community Centre, where our pupils and their families could seek help and advice on a range of topics.  The session took place during the afternoon, and offered information on free school meals, clothing grants, life after school and much more, whilst families enjoyed tea, coffee and cakes. The school was particularly keen to reach out to families where English is their second language, and as such, advertised the event in various languages, to ensure their attendance.  The session was very successful, with many families now more knowledgeable about matters relating to their child’s education.  Thank you to all who came along to the event and to our Staff who volunteered to help.

Christmas Food Boxes

Once again the Pupil Equity Fund team, led by Ms McKenna, galvanised the school community to bring in donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries and gifts, which were then distributed in our local community. School staff and pupils were incredibly generous with their donations which allowed the PEF elves to organise a wealth of Christmas boxes filled with lots of goodies. Thank you to the entire school community for their continued generosity which once again proved that Braidhurst may be a small school but it has a big heart.


Due to the continued support and generosity of our staff the school was recently able to send out another 23 food parcels to some of our most vulnerable families. This initiative was organised by the Pupil Equity Fund committee who were ably assisted by some of our house captains and prefects: Lauryn, Eve, Sophie, and our three Ellie’s. Thank you to all who donated non-perishable items and to our senior girls for their help with packing and distribution.

Free School Meals

If your child attends a North Lanarkshire school you may be entitled to free school meals and essential clothing grant. For more information please click here 

Please click the link to download the application form (not compatible with all mobile devices)

Completed forms can be emailed to (don’t forget to attach proof of benefits) or send form & proof to:

Revenue & Benefits Support Team
Dalziel Building
Ground Floor
7 Scott Street

If you provide your mobile phone number or email address you will be contacted once a decision has been made otherwise you will be notified by letter.

If your application for Free School Meals is accepted then the school will be notified immediately.

If you need any help or advice please speak to Miss McKenna or Mr Brandon (Pupil Equity Fund)


Our entire S1 year group were recently involved in a major initiatives, funded by the school’s Pupil Equity Fund, where each pupils was given a free P.E kit. This not only reduces the cost of the school day, but also helps to get more pupils involved with Health and Wellbeing activities. The Pupil Equity Fund team are carrying out excellent work within the school to challenge poverty and remove any barriers to achievement.