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.

A short survey will be issued to parents and carers regarding the free school meal provision.

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 pre-order portal

Our Catering Service introduced a Pre-order Portal for school meals in secondary schools. Find out how to pre-order school meals on our school meals pre-order portal page.

Menus

School meals menus run on a three weekly cycle.

Please see our menu rotation calendar (PDF 225Kb) 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.

  • 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

Download menus

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

The price of a standard two course meal in all schools is £2.15.

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.

School meals survey

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the menus or the school meals service overall you can fill out our online school meals survey for parents

Contact Information

Facilities and Property Management
Central Catering Unit
Rowallan Business Park
Kilmarnock
KA3 6BQ