SCHOOL MEALS

Meals are prepared on our premises and are very popular with staff and pupils.  Pupils may choose from individually priced items, including a variety of main courses, salads, soups and sweets.  Hot and cold snacks, home baking and flavoured milk drinks are also available.  A snack bar serving home baking, soft drinks and hot snacks is available between 10.15 am and 11.10 am.

 

Our menus are planned to ensure that they are nutritionally balanced.

 

We are always pleased to arrange special diets.  Where these are required, the parents should provide the Head Teacher with a letter from the child’s doctor.

 

A pre-order for packed lunch is also available.  Space is provided in the Dining Hall for those with packed lunches.

 

How do young people pay for school meals?

 

A cashless payment system is used in the school.  All pupils are issued with a personal swipe card, which enables money paid by cheque to the office, or into machines located on the premises to be credited to their account.  For pupils entitled to free meals, this is done automatically.  There are several advantages to this system:

 

  • Reduction in cash handling at tills in the dining hall

  • Reduction in pupils losing dinner money

  • Removal of any difference between those entitled to free meals, and other pupils

  • Young Scot Cards are now in operation.

 

Children of parents receiving Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income Based) Child Tax Credit only (where income is less than £15860*) and child tax credit and working tax credit (where income is less than £6420*) are entitled to a free mid-day meal.  Information and application forms for free school meals may be obtained from schools and from Children and Community, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr KA7 1DR, telephone 01292 612268.

 

*These values are revised annually.