School meals

Our school meals service supplies meals for 36 Primary and 7 High schools providing approximately 750,000 primary and 430,000 secondary school pupils with lunch each year, that's over 6,200 per school day! The health and well being of children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. We are totally dedicated to providing appetising and nutritious meals for pupils during their time spent at school.

Primary School meals

The daily lunch service offers a 3 week menu cycle serving three options per day.  A lunch consists of a main meal with dessert, Monday to Thursday with homemade soup, fresh fruit, salad/vegetables and bread served daily. On Friday’s packed lunches are available.  All our primary school meals are awarded Soil Association’s Food for Life Served here Silver Award.

All meals whether paid or free from Nursery through to P7 should be pre-ordered using SchoolPay. 

Pre-order meals through SchoolPay


High School meals

Morning break

In all seven of our High Schools there is a morning break service every day where pupils can choose from a selection of hot and cold snacks and a range of hot and cold drinks.

Lunch break

The daily lunch time service offers a 3 week menu cycle serving traditional 2 course meals, either soup and a main meal or a main meal and dessert. There is also a daily vegetarian choice and a range of 'Tastes of the World' dishes - Indian, Chinese, Mexican and Mediterranean, a selection of salads, sandwiches, baguettes, 'home-baking' and hot and cold drinks

Special dietary requirements

If your child has a special dietary requirement either medical or cultural, please contact your child's school for more information.

Allergen information

From 13 December 2014 the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) came into force. These European rules will be enforced in the UK by the Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR). For information on the allergens in the meals provided in your school please see the appropriate link below.

School meals allergen information:

Occasionally due to unforeseen circumstances recipe ingredients or products may change at short notice therefore it is always advisable to check at point of sale for any allergens.

Nutritional regulations

Our menus are nutritionally analysed to ensure that they meet the Scottish Government's regulations for school meals.

The new Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020, took effect from April 2021. They are centred around four key themes to make school meals even healthier. Find out more.

Cashless catering

This system allows parents or guardians to deposit funds on their child's card through an internet payment, or allows the pupil in the secondary school to top up their card using a cash machine in the school. One of the most important aims of cashless catering is to minimise the stigma attached to children and young people who are eligible for free school meals. 

Pay/top up cashless catering online


Free school meals

All children in nursery, primary 1 to primary 5 receive a free school meal as part of a universal offering. Households who receive certain benefits may also be eligible for free school meals for their children and young people at all stages of primary and secondary as well as other support such as free school milk and school clothing grants.

Find out if you are eligible and apply now.


Your views

We welcome your comments and suggestions to help us make improvements to the services we provide. You can contact us by phone or by email using the details on this page.