Pupils in primary schools are offered two-course meals. Secondary schools operate self-service cafeterias. There is a fixed charge for a meal in a primary school. The current cost of a primary school meal is £2.10 per day. In secondary schools, the cost varies according to what the individual pupil chooses from the menu.
The provision of meals for pupils in special schools is similar to that in primary schools.
Special dietary requirements can be catered for, on the production of medical advice. Arrangements can be made for pupils who require special diets by contacting the Head Teacher.
Menus for Primary School Meals
The Nursery and Primary Menu provide a variety of dishes where the children are encouraged to eat their lunch along side their friends in a calm and inviting atmosphere. The children are encouraged by school staff to taste and try dishes that they may not be familiar with and are encouraged to eat a healthy, well balanced meal.
By visiting the interactive site you can get more details on the recipes and nutritional information on the current menu used within the schools.
The pictures relate to the current menu cycle and are there to help children recognise the meal they will be ordering for their lunch.
Some special diet requests can be catered for and must be requested through the school the pupil attends and medical letters must be provided in regards to allergies. For details on a special diet request please contact your nursery or primary school.
Free School Meals
On 7 January 2014 the First Minister of the Scottish Government announced that all Primary 1 to 3 children would have the option of a free healthy school meal from January 2015. This will become available from Wednesday 7th January 2015 and if you wish your P1 to 3 child/children to have a lunch then there is no requirement to complete the free school meal application form but they will need to follow school procedure for ordering the meal.
From Primary 4 onwards parents will need to apply for free school meals. Free school meals are available to all pupils whose parents receive Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance - Income Based, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit (where take home pay is less than £610 per month), Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Child Tax Credit ONLY with an income of less than £16,105, or BOTH Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an income less than £6,420 (as assessed by HMRC).
Application forms can be submitted online:
If we've asked you to provide documents and/or information to support a claim, you don’t need to visit our offices or send documents through the post. You can supply this information using our online evidence upload form.
If you require any further information or assistance please contact:
Customer Contact Centre
Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
Dundee DD1 1QE
Tel: 01382 433458