Lunch information

Dear Parent/Carer, 

Providing a balanced, nutritious meal for children and young people is important for the council. 

The school meal service has previously been subsidised by the council and due to the extreme financial pressures over the last few years, it could no longer sustain this level of cost. As you will be aware, the council took the decision to incorporate “full cost recovery for school meals” as part of the budget setting process on 24th Feb 2020. It was also approved to increase the school meal price by 10p in 2021 and 2022. 

Therefore, from the 1st April 2021 the cost of a two-course primary school meal will be £3.10, and the cost of a secondary school two-course meal will be £3.15. 

The new school meal price still represents value for money. In primary school, the choice is soup and main course plus water or milk or a main course and sweet treat plus water or milk. 

It’s also important to reiterate to parents/carers that the school meal service has worked hard to provide a safe working environment in line with all Covid-19 protective measures and restrictions. 

As you may be aware the Scottish Government announced on 9th March that Free School Meals will be provided to all P1 to 7 pupils by August 2022. We will be preparing to start work on this innovation in the coming weeks. 

Your child may be entitled to free school meal and essential clothing grant. You can check your benefits and how your application is processed via the council’s website at

All Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils are automatically entitled to receive a free school meal but must be included in your application form. You can also download the Free School Meals & Clothing Grant application form from the website details above. If your application for Free School Meals is accepted, then the school will be notified immediately. 

If you require further information on Free School Meals application please contact 

Free School Meals 

Dalziel Building Ground Floor 7 Scott Street Motherwell ML1 1SX 

Phone: 01698 403203

Yours sincerely 

Anne Hanlon 

Business Manager Facility Support Services

March Newsletter



Welcome Back

It has been lovely this week to have our school full again. The children have settled really well and are enjoying being back with their friends.

The playground has been filled with noise and laughter. The fabulous weather has also helped this week’s full return to be a success.

Glow/Grow Notes

As a Rights Respecting School we encourage our children to be kind and helpful to others.

We have introduced Glow and Grow notes as a means of communicating with parents. If your child receives a Glow note it means that he/she has been particularly kind/helpful/hardworking and is being recognised for that.

A Grow note is issued when a child needs a gentle reminder about making the correct choices in their interactions with others.

Red Nose Day

To support Comic Relief our children and staff have come to school today in casual clothes or wearing red today.

We have managed to raise £309.22

Thank you!

Face Coverings

Please remember that face coverings must be worn when dropping or collecting your child from school (unless exempt), even if you are not entering the school gates. Please make sure all adults that collect your child are aware of this requirement.

Staggered Start Times

Please do not send your child to school until his/her start time. Some children are entering the playground way before their allocated time. This is not fair to the families who are following the procedures.

I need everyone to adhere to this please.

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Parent Consultations

Next term teachers will report on the children’s progress on two occasions.

At the beginning of the term every family will be offered a telephone call from their child’s class teacher. This will be a 10 minute phone call to update you on how your child has settled back into school, discuss the level your child is working at and to set any appropriate targets for the remainder of this session.

Time slots will be allocated and sent to parents before we stop for Spring Break.

Towards the end of next term all children will receive a written report commenting on their learning throughout this session.

Class Photographs

On Wednesday 28th April Tempest Photography will be in school for P1 and P7. Photographs will be taken individually and then put together as a class group. Proof photographs will be sent home and then purchases can be made on line. More information will follow.

All Covid Guidelines will be followed throughout.

Wildlife Garden

We are currently working on clearing out Wildlife Garden. We have a group of parents coming into school next week to help. If you are available to offer any help with this please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Henderson.

Parent Council

Our Parent Council meets online the first Thursday of every month. All parents are welcome to join the meetings. If you would like to attend please let me know and I can send you the meeting link.

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 6th May at 7.30pm.

To find out more about the Parent Council please follow us on Twitter @LadywellParent.

Thank you!

A huge thank you for the many kind emails throughout the most recent period of lockdown. The last few months have been incredibly difficult for so many people and it helps to know that Ladywell Primary has a very supportive parent community.

letter to parents and carers wednesday 3rd of february

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you are all continuing to stay well.

I am sure you will have seen the Scottish Government announcement yesterday stating that children in P1 – P3 will begin their return to school week beginning 22nd February.

At the moment, I have no further information regarding this. However, when I do I will be in contact with all parents.

I would like to thank you again for all the work you are doing with your child/children. I know it is an extremely stressful and difficult time for everyone. The engagement in on line learning has been fabulous throughout the school.

Please remember there is no expectation that your child completes all the tasks that are set. Teachers are trying to provide different tasks to allow for some flexibility and individual choice.

Please encourage your child to focus on completing as many Numeracy and Literacy tasks as he/she can. If they are not able to complete any other, please do not worry. Children also need time in their day to play and relax.

Thank you to those of you who completed the parental questionnaire. We had lots of positive comments and some suggestions for improvements, which we welcome.

I am currently collating the feedback and will share it with you all in the coming weeks.

Please note that next Monday and Tuesday (8th and 9th Feb) is our mid-term holiday, followed by the staff In Service day on Wednesday 10th. The school will be closed.

There will be no new learning posted on these days.

Please continue to keep safe and, as always, if there is anything I can do to help please get in touch, either by calling the school or by emailing me on the email address below.


S Winning

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As we come to the end of our first term of the session I would like to thank you once again for the support you have given as we have implemented our new procedures.

As you know these procedures are in place to keep everyone safe and will remain in place throughout the period of the pandemic.

Unfortunately some parents are still sending their children to school too early in the morning. Children who start at 9am should not be in the playground until 8.55am. There is no adult supervision between 8.45am and 8.55am. I am asking once again that children arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their start time.

It is important that we all work together to make the procedures work.

Settling In Reports

Before the end of this term you will receive your child’s Settling In Report. This short report will tell you the level your child is currently working at and how well he/she has settled into his/her class.

Please note, if there is a NA written on your child’s report that simply means that this area of the curriculum has not been taught yet.

These reports will be sent out via email. Please ensure we have a current email address for you.

If you would like to comment on your child’s report you can do so by sending an email to me and I will forward it on to the class teacher.


Next term we intend to set homework tasks through Teams. Your child should already have log in details. If you are unable to access Teams for any reason please let us know and we will try to support you.

More information about homework will be emailed out at the beginning of next term.


When parking near the school please DO NOT park across residents’ driveways. This causes an obstruction and is dangerous.

The safety of our children is everyone’s responsibility.

House Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects

This week our House Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects were elected.

Congratulations to the following children;


Captain –Cameron

Vice-Captain –Miya

Prefect –Erin


Captain –Ellie

Vice-Captain –Kyle

Prefect –Holly


Captain –Sophie

Vice-Captain –Madeline

Prefect –Alix

After election the children made phone calls home to let their families know their good news.

All of the children who put themselves forward for election gave fabulous speeches. They should all be very proud of themselves.

Diary Dates 
Please note the following dates:• Monday 12th October – Friday 16th October inclusive- holiday• Monday November 16th – In Service Day – children do not attend school• Wednesday 23rd December –  Tuesday 5th January inclusive – holiday• Children return to school on Wednesday 6th January

Showing kindness to others

As a school community we encourage the children to be kind, respectful and thoughtful.

It came to my attention last week that some of our children are waving to one of the elderly residents of Queen Elizabeth Courtas they walk to school in the mornings. The lady waits at the window and waves back. I am sure that you will agree that this small act of kindness will most likely make a huge impact on that lady’s day. I am very proud of our children and the kindness that they show to others and felt it important that this story was shared with our whole school community.

As always, if you have any concerns, please contact me in any of the following ways;

01698 522719

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Twitter Account: @ladywellPS [email protected] for maths activities and competitions.