The cost of a school meal is £1.80 plus 10p for milk. Only those children who receive a free school meal are entitled to free milk. Milk may however be available for purchase in school during the lunch period.
Children of parents receiving Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (income based), Employment & 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. Parents are entitled to receive a clothing grant if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits: Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (income based). Employment & Support Allowance (income related), housing benefit, council tax rebate.
Those children who bring packed lunches have their meals along with the other children who remain in school during the lunch hour. The majority of children remain in school for lunch.
We are not in favour of children using the local shops to purchase their lunch.
It should be noted that a special diet is available to any child who requires such on medical grounds. A medically prescribed diet form must be completed by the child’s Registered Dietician or General Practitioner. Vegetarian dishes are also available.
Every effort is made to encourage children to choose their food sensibly.