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Wear Yellow Walk


On Friday the 4th of June Primaries 6 and 7 will be doing the Wear Yellow Walk, a mile around our school, to raise funds for St Andrew’s Hospice. If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause you can use the link below.

Thank you very much!

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

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

[email protected]