Category Archives: General School News

Free School Meal Update

Dear Parents and Carers,
 
Free School Meal Update
From Wednesday 1st April 2020, all children registered for and requesting Free School Meals provision for the current period of COVID-19 School Closures will be provided with a Weekly Lunch Pack. These lunch packs will be delivered to the home address of registered pupils. Parents who had previously arranged to collect Free School Meal entitlement from Children’s Hubs will have their Weekly Lunch Packs delivered to their registered home address instead. Free School Meals registered children who access emergency childcare at one of our Children’s Hubs will continue to be provided for there.
 
Easter Holiday Period – Free School Meals
Weekly Lunch Packs will continue to be delivered to registered pupil’s home addresses until further notice, including the planned Easter Holiday for schools.
Those children who are registered for Free School Meals and have been accessing a Children’s Hub Childcare place in response their additional support needs, will have a Weekly Lunch Pack delivered to their home address for the Easter holiday period. Provision will then revert back to the Children’s Hub from Tuesday 21st April 2020.

(Please email the school if  you would like your child to receive a weekly lunch pack: admin@pinkie-st-peters.elcschool.org.uk)

 
Kind regards,
 
Nick Trussler
 
Quality Improvement Officer
East Lothian Council
 

Free School Meals for eligible children and young people

Dear Parent/Carer,

In order to continue to support families through this period of school closures due to Covid 19, East Lothian Council are continuing to provide free school meals to those children and young people who are eligible.  At the moment, we are putting plans in place, for example, this may be through a Children’s Hub which will be established in each of our largest communities to provide childcare for keyworkers or  through delivery to a drop off point in our more remote communities. In order for the Council to prepare for this service, please could you provide the following information:

  • Do you wish your child/ren to continue to receive a free school meal?
  • If so, can you provide their name, address and the days a free school meal will be required. 
  • Could you also provide details of any child/ren you have in nursery?   

 Please could you respond to your child’s school as soon as possible, but by Thursday 26th March 2020 at 3.00 pm at the latest.  Please provide this information by email to: admin@pinkie-st-peters.elcschool.org.uk


For information, free school meals are currently available for all children who are in receipt of free milk or clothing grants.  These will be served from the 6 children’s hubs from 11.30am until  12.30pm:

  • Dunbar Primary School (John Muir Campus),
  • St Mary’s Primary School/Haddington Primary School (infants building),
  • Law Primary School, North Berwick,
  • Preston Tower Primary School (infants building), Prestonpans,
  • Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School, Tranent;
  • Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School, Musselburgh

Kind regards, 

Nick Trussler
Quality Improvement Officer
East Lothian Council

Collection of Free School Meals for FME Pupils

Dear Parents and Carers,

For those pupils who have a Free School Meal Entitlement, packed lunches can be collected from the main reception area in our Children’s Hubs between 11:30am and 12:30pm Monday – Friday.

The Children’s Hubs are located at the following schools:

  • Dunbar Primary (John Muir Campus)
  • Haddington Primary (Lower Campus)
  • Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School, Tranent
  • Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School, Musselburgh
  • Preston Tower Primary School (Infant Campus), Prestonpans
  • Law Primary School, North Berwick

Parents should arrange collection of packed lunches for their children between these times (the plan is to ensure staggering of collections to adhere to social distancing advice from Government). This arrangement will begin from today, Wednesday 25th March 2020, and continue until further notice.  East Lothian Council are currently making plans for future localised deliveries of packed lunches. The arrangements for these will be communicated to parents and carers in due course.