The Food Court at Knox Academy is open to pupils for the purchase of food and drinks as detailed below:
|Monday to Thursday||8.15 am to 2.00 pm|
|Friday||8.30 am to 11.05 am|
Pupils in S1-S5 should not access the Food Court during lesson times.
The Food Court is ‘cashless’, pupils have a Smartcard that they can load money onto at one of 3 machines located throughout the Food Court/Social Area. Parents/Carers can also send in a cheque (payable to East Lothian Council), please ensure you note the child’s name and class on the reverse, or top up the card online with East Lothian Online Payments.
There is no maximum spend limit on cards (per day), however on request (by letter) this can be activated. The Food Court Supervisor can be notified in writing c/o Knox Academy. If activated a letter is required to remove the spend limit.
Pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals have funds credited to the Smartcard before morning interval each day. On a Friday pupils entitled to a free school meal should collect their lunch at morning interval.
Under the Council Committee for Education policy, children in attendance at schools under the management of the Council are entitled to free school meals if their parents are in receipt of Income Support or Income-based Jobseekers’ Allowance Income or Child Tax Credit (but NOT Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of less than £14,495 from the Department of Social Security. No other children are eligible for free meals. Further information and an application form can be obtained from the school or from the Pupil Support Division, Department of Education & Children’s Services, Inclusion & Equality, John Muir House, Haddington, EH41 3HA.