Does The School Offer A School Lunch Everyday?

We offer a school lunch everyday at Parkhead Primary School. There are two hot options available, alongside two cold lunch sandwich options. On a Friday children can only order a sandwich lunch to take home. The menu on offer is varied and gives options for different dietary requirements. You can view the menu below. 

How Much Is A School Lunch?

School lunches are currently £2.57 per day. All Primary 1 to Primary 5 children are now entitled to a free school meal. If you have children who are not currently covered by the Scottish Government free school meal entitlement offering you may still be entitled to free school lunches. If you want to find out more details regarding this you can check out the link below, or ask a member of our office team who will be happy to help. 

How Do I Pay For A School Lunch

The school lunch menu can be viewed, booked and paid for online via a system called IpayImpact. To use this system you need to have an account reference for your child. The account reference is provided by the school and a member of our office team can help you with that. If you do not have access to the internet at home then your child can bring money into the school to pay for any school meals they may need. 

IpayImpact is essentially an application which is housed in Parent Portal. More information on Parent Portal and how to access it can be found on our Parent Portal Page

School lunches should be paid for in advance or on the day they are ordered. If you continually omit to pay for lunches you will be asked to provide your child with a home packed lunch until your outstanding lunch bill is cleared. 

Can My Child Bring A Packed Lunch?

Yes of course! Children, whether eating a school lunch or a packed lunch, all sit together in the dining hall. Those who bring in a packed lunch also have the added bonus of being able to eat their lunch outside on the picnic tables during the Summer months 

Free School Meals In The School Holidays

The provision of free school meals has been a key objective of the council. The support will continue during school holiday periods in recognition of the ongoing impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on low income families.To maximise the amount of support offered to children and young people in low income families, and to avoid problems of access for children and young people, an alternative model of provision has now been put in place. Further information can be found on the West Lothian Council (opens new window) website

School Milk

School milk is offered every day. School milk is not free. Before the end of each term we send out a letter asking if you would like your child to receive milk for the forthcoming term.  Payment can be made in cash or online via Ipayimpact. If you would like your child to receive milk but are unable to financially cover the cost you can apply to receive Free School Milk (opens new window). If you would like to a talk to a member of staff regarding this our office staff will be happy to help.