Primary school breakfast clubs

Information on clubs

Breakfast clubs provide an excellent start to the school day. They aim to:

  • Provide a healthy nutritious meal

  • Help children to be alert and ready to learn

  • Encourage children to mix with their friends

  • Improve attendance and performance throughout the day

  • Reassure parents that their child is safe when dropped off in the morning

All primary schools in North Lanarkshire operate a breakfast club. The opening times range from 8.15am until 8.50am and operate at the discretion of the headteacher. The breakfast consists of cereal, milk and toast. This is free to pupils who are in Primary 1 - 3 and for pupils in Primary 4 - 7 who are in receipt of free school meals. For all other pupils the cost is £1 per day with a sliding scale for families of two at £1.50 per day and families of three at £1.80 per day.

To apply for free school meals download an pdf icon application form for free school meals [52kb].

Our pdf icon Breakfast Club leaflet [6Mb] provides more information on the format of breakfast.

Our current breakfast clubs have been recognised as providing a valuable service to schools and have been awarded North Lanarkshire Council's corporate award for health and wellbeing and a Scottish Government award from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

Healthy eating

It is part of our pdf icon Diet and Nutrition Policy 2013 – 2014 Revision [1Mb] to offer foods that meet national nutritional guidelines set by The Scottish Government. We aim to reduce the amount of sugar, fat and salt in the diet while increasing fruit, vegetables and fibre.

We will encourage healthy eating in our schools to help your child to choose wisely, making sure they have a nutritious and well balanced start to the day.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions.

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