School Policies and Practical Information

School Policies

Details of our school policies can be found in the policies and reports section of our school website.

The School Day

Information on how our school day is organised, including timings, click here.

Activities, Groups and Clubs for Pupils

Further information on extra-curricular activities available to pupils can be found here.

Lunch Arrangements 

Parents should be aware that while pupils are encouraged to stay in the school or its grounds at lunchtime, there is no way of ensuring that they do so. In general, pupils are free to leave the school grounds at lunchtime (except S1 until the October break), and some go along to the village to purchase their lunch or simply to walk around. Others go home for lunch.


Parents who do not wish their children to leave the grounds at lunchtime should ensure that they are given clear instructions to remain in school. This information should also be conveyed to the appropriate Pupil Support Teacher. While we cannot ensure that pupils will not leave the grounds, we will try our best to reinforce parents’ wishes.


The dining-hall at Larbert High School is called "The Hub" and is run by Chartwells. There is a good range of snacks and full meals available. We also have a tea/coffee Pod and Pasta Bar which is extremely popular with all year groups. The number of pupils regularly having their lunch in school has trebled since the Hub was opened and the 'swipe card' system is popular and ensures a fast service for pupils.


An area is also set aside for pupils who wish to bring packed lunches.


School helpers are employed to assist with supervision in the dining hall; pupils must obey their instructions.Members of the senior staff, assisted by Senior Leaders, supervise the lunch queues. Priority for entry is given on a year group rota.

 

The catering menu can be found here.

Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

Some families may be eligible to apply to Falkirk Council for free school meals and/or a payment towards the cost of footwear and clothing.


Application Forms for Clothing Grant and Free School Meals including eligibility criteria are available from the school, Falkirk One Stop Shops, Registrars or can be downloaded from the Falkirk Council website. The forms have to be completed by the parent/carer and evidence of income received may have to be provided. Please note that an application has to be made for each school year.


More information or help with completion of the form can be obtained from the Council’s Advice and Information helpline on 01324 590599.