Lunchtimes

DSCF3263For lunch, the kitchen provides a choice of snack and main meals, and either a starter or dessert. All foods are freshly prepared each day and the menu varies from day to day.

The following items are available on a daily basis:

  • Homemade soup
  • selection of salad items and plated salads
  • selection of sandwiches on white and brown bread/rolls
  • baked potatoes with a selection of hot and cold fillings
  • vegetarian option
  • fresh fruit/fruit pots
  • low fat fruit yogurts
  • selection of homebaking
  • plain and flavoured semi-skimmed milk
  • water, fresh fruit juice
  • a selection of free bread.

The current cost of a traditional two-course meal is £1.80 and consists of a soup or starter and a main meal or a main meal and a dessert.

You can also pre-order a Snack to Go for the price of a two-course meal.

Click here to view the Primary Menu and to download the pre-order Snack to Go form.

Free School Meals Primary 1 – 3

From 5 January 2015 ALL Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils will be entitled to receive a free school meal.  This will be available in all primary schools automatically with no eligibility criteria linked to benefits.  A three-week menu cycle is available. Click on the link to view the Primary Menu.

Cashless System

The kitchen runs a cashless system and children are able to top up their card on a daily or weekly basis. Children who bring packed lunches are accommodated in classrooms and those who buy their lunch from the school eat in the school hall.

Availability of special diets

Diets required as a result of a medical condition (a medically prescribed diet e.g. coelic disease, diabetes, food allergy or intolerance) can be provided in school. A medically prescribed diet form must be completed by the child’s Registered Dietician or General Practitioner. Procedures and forms can be assessed from the child’s school or dietician, or from North Lanarkshire’s catering service.

Occasionally, parents/carers may be asked to supply prescription foods or attend a meeting to discuss the child’s dietary requirements. Some children with additional support needs may require food to be adapted to an appropriate texture and consistency. In this instance the child’s Registered Dietician or Speech and Language Therapist will liaise with the head teacher and school catering service to ensure appropriate food provision. Special diets required for ethical, religious or cultural reasons should be requested in writing to the head teacher, who will liaise with the school catering service.

Free School Meals

Children of parents receiving Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance (income based), Employment and Support Allowance (income related) are entitled to a meal without charge.

Information and application forms for free school meals may be obtained from schools, first stop shops and Municipal Buildings, Coatbridge

Only those children who receive a free school meal are entitled to free milk.

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