Expansion of universal free school meals
Every child from Primary 1 to Primary 5 is now entitled to free school meals.
Information regarding free school meals to the remaining year groups (Primary 6 and Primary 7) will be provided later in the year.
Further food support
We recognise that money can be tight and access to fresh food can be challenging. There are community organisations supported by us that can provide guidance and support.
School meals menus
School meals menus run on a three weekly cycle. Please see our school meals weekly rotation schedule or contact the school's Catering Manager to find out what week your child's school is on.
At the moment we have reduced our menus slightly, but where available we will continue to use organic, local and seasonal produce and have designated meat-free days.
Please also note:
- all our main meals/snacks are served with two fresh seasonal vegetables/fresh salad and a piece of fruit
- every day we offer a pick and mix sandwich option, salad dishes, yoghurt, fresh fruit and free bread
- all meat on offer is sourced from local butchers with our chicken Red Tractor assured halal meat
Special dietary requirements
If your child has any special dietary requirements or allergies please contact the school’s catering manager in the first instance.
Price of a school meal
From August 2023 to June 2024 we are introducing a School Meal Crunch Deal for children and young people who pay for their school meals.
Within our primary schools, the menu options remain unchanged but we have reduced the price of a school meal for Primary 6 and Primary 7, who pay for their school meal, to £1.08.
Our school meals will still be nutritious, with locally sourced quality ingredients prepared daily.
Within our secondary schools, the Crunch Deal will be £1.08 for young people who pay for their school meals. This includes:
- any main meal or any ‘grab and go’ option with water
- a piece of fruit and the choice of a yogurt
- homemade soup or a biscuit
Young people can still purchase individual items from our menus at interval and lunchtime at full price.
Nutritional standards for food and drink in schools
From 8 April 2021, changes were implemented by the Scottish Government to the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations.
Find out more on our nutritional standards for food and drink in schools page.
Food for life served here award
We are the longest-standing Food for Life Served Here gold award holder in the UK.
Find out more about the Food for Life Served Here award.
Menu development groups
Every year we hold menu development sessions with parents and school catering staff to help decide what will be on the following year's menus. If you are interested in attending one of these events please get in touch.