At King’s Park, we encourage Healthy Eating. Midlothian Council is committed to encouraging children to make informed healthy eating choices through its ‘Healthy Eaters’ initiative. In a partnership of school staff, children, parents, the Education Authority and Midlothian Catering Services, we aim to promote healthy choice and balance in our children’s eating habits, both in our school meals service and through the school curriculum. By working together, we provide our children with the lifeskills necessary to make informed healthy choices.
School Meals Service
Midlothian Council’s school meals service provides meals for all 32 primary and 6 high schools in the Midlothian area. The service provides in excess of 1 million meals per year.
The service aims to provide meals that are tasty, popular with the pupils and meet the Scottish Government’s nutritional target.
The cost is £1.80/£7.20 per week. The cost includes a two course choice of a hot main meal with a choice of soup, fruit, yoghurt or dessert and a drink. Pupils may also choose from a selection of filled rolls/wraps/sandwiches with a choice of 2 items from homemade soup, fruit, yoghurt or daily dessert and a drink.
Drinks provided are milk, fruit juice and water.
Primary menus are changed twice per year. Click the image below to view the current menu
King’s Park operates a cash-free cafeteria system.
Several years ago, following an initiative by our School Board (now Parent Council), King’s Park took an opportunity to become one of two primary schools in Midlothian to pilot a cash-less Cafeteria System which simplifies matters for the pupils and reduces queuing times. All our pupils taking school lunch use this technique.
Free School Meals Provision
Under the Education Committee’s policy, children in attendance at schools under the management of the Authority are entitled to free school meals if their parents are in receipt of Income Support or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance and Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit (subject to a maximum annual income), both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit (subject to a maximum annual income) or support under Part VI or the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Children attending certain special schools where eating skills and the midday meal are part of the educational programme also receive free meals. No other children are eligible for free meals. Further information and an application form can be obtained from the school or from the Free Meals and Free Clothing Section, Education and Communities Division, Fairfield House, 8 Lothian Road, Dalkeith EH22 3ZG.