The school lunch menu runs to an 8 week cycle. The menus are planned taking into account pupil preferences and “The Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008”.
The regulations specify nutritional targets for school meals. This includes maximum targets for salt, sugar and fats and minimum targets for nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Some products are banned (confectionary, crisps, some drinks, some fats), some are restricted (no more than 3 fried items per week) whilst others must be included (2 types of fruit and vegetables must be available each day, fish must be served at least once per week, oily fish must be served at least once every 3 weeks).
Purchasing Lunch Tickets
School meals currently cost £3 per day for a 2 course meal. We would discourage parents from sending children to school with cash to pay for their school meals and recommend that all parents purchase their child’s school meal tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased online by using the link below and following the on screen prompts. Any tickets purchased will be sent home with your child no later than the day after online purchase.
Tickets are also available from the school kitchen between 8.00 and 11.00am or by arrangement from the School Catering office by telephone on 01856 879238. Payment can be made by cash or cheque. All cheques must include cheque-card number on the reverse of the cheque.
Free School Meals
All children from P1-P5 in Scotland are entitled to receive a free school meal. There is an additional means-tested entitlement which also provides eligible families with an additional allowance for clothing. To find out more on school meals and clothing allowance entitlement visit the OIC website or contact OIC, Education Leisure and Housing Department , Tel 01856 873535.
To apply for the means-tested free school meal and clothing allowance, please click here.