School meals

Primary meals

Primary school menus have been designed and developed to meet the 13 food standards and 14 nutrient standards of the healthy eating in schools guidelines. Meals are nutritionally balanced to provide them with the energy and nutrients they need to develop and grow. The aim is to build life-long healthy eating habits.

Primary school menus

In line with new guidance each main meal contains two portions of vegetables and is a daily choice of:

  • soup with a sandwich (winter menu)
  • one of two hot main course options
  • grab five packed lunch (summer menu)

Dessert is a choice of:

  • the daily dessert (home baking available three times a week with Fruity Tuesday and Thursday)
  • fresh fruit
  • yoghurt

Drinks are a choice of:

  • freely available water
  • milk 

If you would like more information on the school menu and the recipes we use please speak to your school cook or contact the Food and Nutrition Coordinator on SpecialDietRequests@scotborders.gov.uk

Cost

The current price of a school lunch is £2.40.

Menu options

View the current menu and special diet menus:

Some schools follow the traditional menu but at different times. This applies at the following schools:

  • Ayton
  • Coldingham
  • Reston
  • Swinton
  • Westruther
  • Yetholm
  • Kirkhope
  • Philiphaugh

All other schools run the traditional menu.

Download the ingredients information.

Allergen information and special diets

View allergen information for school meals.

We aim to cater for pupils who have special diets for medical reasons. If you need to register your child as having a special diet then please ask the school office for the Special Diet Requirement Form. Once the neccessary paperwork has been received the Catering Nutritionist will be able to advise on options available. In addition to medical requirements, the special diet process covers vegan diets. If your child follows a vegan diet then please ask the school office for a Special Diet Requirement Form.