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).
Menus are checked using a computer programme to ensure that they meet the standards required.
New guidance on the choices children will have for their school meal was issued to all parents in May 2015 and can be viewed by using this link
The school meals service try to ensure that all meal choices are available to all children however there are occasions when this has not been possible.
A letter was sent to parents in December 2016 to outline the statistics and provide information on measures to try and improve performance.
Buying Lunch Tickets
From 16th April 2019 school meals cost £2.40 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. These are available from the school kitchen between 8.00 and 11.00am. They can also be purchased 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
The entitlement to free school meals is means tested based on an assessment of the family income. To find out more on school meals and clothing allowance entitlement click the link to the information leaflet below, visit the OIC website or contact OIC, Education Leisure and Housing Department , Tel 01856 873535.
From January 2015 all P1 to P3 children are entitled to free school meals as part of a Scottish Government initiative.
School meals are inspected as part of the school inspection. The inspection includes analysis of the menus as well as observation of service and discussion with staff and pupils.