School Meals

We have “Health Promoting Schools Status” and pupils are involved in improved health awareness in general, have increased opportunities for physical activity and have the benefit of healthy choices at lunch time.

Children of parents in receipt of one of the following benefits are entitled to a free midday meal:
• Income Support
• Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
• Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, and where income is less than £15,860 (as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
• an asylum seeker receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
• Parent or carer is in receipt of Working Tax Credit with an income below the threshold for receipt of maximum Working Tax Credit (currently income below £6,420).

Home and School

Information and application forms for free school meals may be obtained from schools and Education Service, 105 Dalrymple Street, Greenock, PA15 1HU. In addition such children will be entitled to free milk. Milk may however be available for purchase on the school during the lunch period.

A cafeteria service is operated in the school dining room. Different categories of meals are served – Main meal, snack meal, soup meal, packed lunch or baked potato. Parents will be notified of the current charges at the start of the session. At the present moment, a school meal costs £1.75.

Those pupils requiring special diets will be accommodated on production of the necessary guidelines from a medical practitioner. Those pupils bringing packed lunches will be accommodated in the dining room or gym hall.

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