Changes to free school meal provision from Monday 6 April

  • No meal service (grab and go bags) will be provided over the 2 week Easter holiday break from Monday 6 April – Friday 17 April 2020.
  • Recognising the current situation and the challenges that families face it has been agreed that an additional one-off payment of £35 will be paid to:
    • All pupils who qualified for and received clothing grant during this term.
    • All S5 and S6 pupils who do not get clothing grant but qualify for free school meals.

Where payments are normally made directly into bank accounts: these payments will be made by Tuesday 7 April.

Where payments are normally made by cheque: cheques will be issued by post on Wednesday 8 April.

We are planning to resume the "grab and go" meal service from Monday 20 April 2020 as normal. If this changes updated details will be posted on our website.

We have reviewed the current meal provision and distribution centres in light of actual demand and to take account of availability of staff.

From Wednesday 25 March 2020

Early Year Childcare Centre Changes

No meal uplift will be provided from the undernoted Centres but pupils/parents can collect them at other local schools:

ELC Centres affected

  • Denny ELC – now available from St Patrick's PS
  • Camelon ELC - now available from Bantaskin PS
  • Glenburn ELC - now available from Hallglen PS
  • Rannoch ELC – now available from Bowhouse PS
  • Queen St ELC – now available from Victoria PS

From Thursday 26 March 2020

Primary School Changes

No meal uplift will be provided at the undernoted schools but pupils/parents can collect them at other local schools:

Schools affected

  • Blackness PS – now available from Grange PS
  • Bo’ness Public School – now available from Kinneil PS
  • St Mary’s PS – now available from Bo’ness Academy
  • Sacred Heart PS – now available from Bowhouse PS
  • Comely Park PS – now available from Falkirk High School
  • Drumbowie PS – now available from Avonbridge PS

From Monday 30 March 2020

Primary School Uplift Changes

No meal uplift will be provided at the undernoted schools but pupils/parents can collect them at other local schools:

Schools Affected

  • Bainsford PS – now available from Langlees PS
  • Laurieston PS – now available from Graeme HS
  • St Andrew's PS – now available from Graeme HS
  • St Joseph’s PS – now available from Antonine PS
  • Carron PS - now available from Carronshore PS

Please note that this service will be constantly reviewed and may be changed to reflect demand and availability of staff resources.

We will update this page with the latest information when it becomes available.