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

As a result, there is currently a reduced school meal service in place.


    Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Centres

    Hot and cold grab bags are being provided in all ELC settings.

    Primary and ELC Grab Bag Menu

    Primary schools

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

    As a result, lunches are currently being served to pupils in their classrooms.

    From 08 September 2020 our cold grab bag offering was extended in all primary schools to include handheld hot choices 3 times a week. The hot range includes local butcher beef burger in a bun, chicken grills, quorn dippers and cheese paninis.

    Primary and ELC Grab Bag Menu

    Secondary schools

    The normal hot and cold food and drink provision is available at the mid-morning break.

    The lunch time provision includes hot and cold drinks and snacks.

    Plated meals are currently not available due to dining hall capacity issues.

    Secondary school menu and price list

    Additional support for learning schools (ASL)

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


    Breakfast Clubs

    The Scottish Government guidance for reopening schools particularly around trying to keep children within the same groups or "bubbles" has meant that we have been unable to provide this service.

    This service is being kept under review as the Scottish Government guidance is updated.


    Payments

    Parents can pay and pre order their child's lunch using the iPay 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.

    School Meals Schools School meals will operate as normal from Thursday 7 January for pupils attending school in person. Please note that pupils who are not eligible for free school meals are required to pay for meals purchased.

    Free school meals for pupils not attending school in person

    The additional financial support for qualifying pupils over the Christmas school holidays will be rolled on for the period 7 to 15 January. This means an additional payment of £24.50 will be paid into parents/ carers bank accounts on or around Friday 8 January.


    Additional support for pupils entitled to free school meals who are self-isolating

    Lunch grab bags are available for any primary or secondary school pupils who are self-isolating and are entitled to free school meals.

    Arrangements will need to be made for someone to collect the bags on behalf of those pupils who are self-isolating.


    Support for families experiencing food insecurity

    The Council has set up a dedicated team to support families during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


    Menu cycle dates (Jan 2021 - June 2021)

    Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
      04/01/2021
    11/01/2021 18/01/2021 25/01/2021
    01/02/2021 08/02/2021 15/02/2021
    22/02/2021 01/03/2021 08/03/2021
    15/03/2021 22/03/2021 29/03/2002
    05/04/2021 12/04/2021 19/04/2021
    26/04/2021 03/05/2021 10/05/2021
    17/05/2021 24/05/2021 31/05/2021
    07/06/2021 14/06/2021 21/06/2021
    28/06/2021