School Meals

2.School Meals

Pupils at Preston Street have two options at lunchtime:

  • bringing a packed lunch;
  • having a school meal.

P1-3 pupils – new Scottish Government initiative

From January 2015, all P1-3 pupils will be entitled to a free school meal.

Click here for details of free meals for P1-3 pupils, and how they will work at Preston Street.

Please note that the meals are not compulsory – your child will still be able to bring a packed lunch.

P4-7 pupils

Pupils in P4-7 may pay for school meals at a cost of £2.05 per day. If you are paying for school meals, these must be ordered on a Wednesday for the following week. You can order meals for some or all of the days. Dinner money should be sent in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class.

Pupils in P4-7 may be able to receive free school meals, depending on family circumstances.

Information about free school meal entitlement in Scotland can be found at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Schools/HLivi/schoolmeals/FreeSchoolMeals

If you think your child may be entitled to receive free school meals, you can come to our school office and pick up an application form. Alternatively, please visit the City of Edinburgh Council page at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolgrants for more information.

Menus

School meal menus are available at the following site:

Edinburgh school meals

Menus are subject to change from time to time.  Please refer to the above link to ensure you are always viewing an up to date menu.

 

School Milk

Parents may order a daily carton of milk for their child. This can only be done on a yearly or half-yearly basis.

If you are paying for the full year, please send £30.40 in June, in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and ‘milk money’. This will ensure your child receives milk every day during the following session.

Alternatively, you can pay for the half year by sending £17.40 for Augst – February, and a further £13.05 for February – June.

Pupils who receive free school meals will also receive free milk every day. There is no need to apply separately – if your child receives free meals then he / she will automatically receive milk.

Fruit

As well as milk, it is also possible to order fruit for your child. Children receive a piece of fruit on two days of the week (usually Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Pupils require to pay for fruit from P1- P7.

If you are paying for the full year, please send £20 in June, in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class and ‘fruit money’. This will ensure your child receives fruit twice a week during the following session.

Alternatively, you can pay for the half year by sending £12 for August – February and £8 for February – June.

Fruit is not part of the free school meals system, so P3-7 children who receive free school meals do not automatically receive it.

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