Bothwellpark High School

March 19, 2021
by Ms Minelly

School Meals update

Dear parent/carer,

Providing a balanced, nutritious meal for children and young people is important for the council.

The school meal service has previously been subsidised by the council and due to the extreme financial pressures over the last few years, it could no longer sustain this level of cost.

As you will be aware, the council took the decision to incorporate “full cost recovery for school meals” as part of the budget setting process on 24thFeb 2020.

It was also approved to increase the school meal price by 10p in 2021 and 2022. Therefore, from the 1stApril 2021 the cost of a two-course primary school meal will be £3.10, and the cost of a secondary school two-course meal will be £3.15.

The new school meal price still represents value for money. In primary school, the choice is soup and main course plus water or milk or a main course and sweet treat plus water or milk.

It’s also important to reiterate to parents/carers that the school meal service has worked hard to provide a safe working environment in line with all Covid-19 protective measures and restrictions.

As you may be aware the Scottish Government announced on 9th March that Free School Meals will be provided to all P1 to 7 pupils by August 2022.

We will be preparing to start work on this innovation in the coming weeks.

Your child may be entitled to free school meal and essential clothing grant.

You can check your benefits and how your application is processed via the council’s website at Free school meals and clothing grants | North Lanarkshire Council

All Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils are automatically entitled to receive a free school meal but must be included in your application form.

You can also download the Free School Meals & Clothing Grant application form from the website details above.

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

If you require further information on Free School Meals application please contact

Free School Meals

Dalziel Building

Ground Floor

7 Scott Street



Phone: 01698 403203


Yours sincerely

Anne Hanlon

Business Manager

Facility Support Services

March 9, 2021
by Ms Minelly

Poverty Proofing Schools

We are committed to supporting our families in many ways. One of these is not to place a financial burden on families for their children attending our school. North Lanarkshire Council have asked us to develop a policy for Poverty Proofing our school. There are some ideas in the policy that we would like to put in place from August 2021. Please read the draft policy below

Poverty Proofing Bothwellpark High School


and feedback to us using this link (answers are confidential):


Many Thanks!


February 19, 2021
by Ms Minelly

Letter from Jason Leitch

Please follow the link to a letter about the return to school for primary and early years age children.

JL letter – 18 February

There is very little change for us at Bothwellpark HS, we get to see a small number of extra children from Monday.

Please continue to stay safe, follow guidelines and take care.


December 22, 2020
by Ms Minelly

Additional information for January


Apologies for the change of circumstances, please see below the letter with updated information for January.

Letter to ASN parents-carers from HT 22.12.20

Please email me at if you plan to send your child to school from the 6th January so we can update our plans. I will pick this up from the 4th January. We will see what the next 2 weeks brings, in the meantime, have a lovely holiday.


December 21, 2020
by Ms Minelly

Update for January 2021

Please see below a letter from Derek Brown and an application form for keyworkers.

FINAL Parent-carer letter – January 2021

Key Workers school and ELC support request form January 21

Follow the link below for guidance about Key workers;

Many thanks for your continuing support and understanding in these ever changing times.


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