The Scottish Government guidance for reopening schools particularly around trying to keep children within individual groups or "bubbles" has restricted the use and availability of dining halls for normal wider school use and has presented challenges for the preparation, serving and delivery of hot meals.

Details of the current meal service provision is below.


    Early Learning & Childcare Centres & Primary Schools

    The current school meals provision will continue from 19 April 2021.

    Resumption of a full meal service is under consideration from 26 April 2021 subject to continued success with virus suppression in keeping with the Scottish Government's Strategic Framework and advice from the Director of Forth Valley Public Health.

    The Grab Bag Menu choice will continue from 19 April 2021. It includes hot choices each day with cold options also being available and will continue to be served to pupils in their classrooms.


    Secondary Schools

    Local arrangements are in place in each Secondary School with regard to food and drink provision at the mid-morning break and lunchtime.

    A range of takeaway choices is available along with hot and cold drinks.

    Resumption of a full meal service is under consideration from 26 April 2021 subject to continued success with virus suppression in keeping with the Scottish Government's Strategic Framework and advice from the Director of Forth Valley Public Health.


    Special Schools

    The meal provision in Special Schools is the same as the relevant provision in Primary and Secondary schools.


    Payments

    Parents can pay and pre order their child's lunch using the i-Pay system.

    Primary menus are currently loaded on a 3-week rotation, this provides flexibility and allows any menu changes to be made with minimal disruption to parents' preorder choices.


    Support for Families Experiencing Food Insecurity

    Any family facing food insecurity can also contact our Support for people team for assistance or sign posting to other support. The team can be contacted on 0808 100 3161.