School meals

Primary meals

Primary school menus have been developed to meet national nutritional standards set by the Scottish Government. Our recipes contain less fat, sugar and salt and are now better balanced, healthier and more nutritious.

Primary school menus

Main meal is a daily choice of:

  • soup with a sandwich (winter menu)
  • one of two main course options
  • grab five packed lunch (summer menu)
  • themed lunches based on school projects, curriculum or external events

Dessert is a choice of:

  • the daily dessert
  • fresh fruit
  • yoghurt

Drinks are a choice of:

  • water
  • milk 

If you would like more information on the school menu and the recipes we use please speak to your school cook.

Cost

The current price of a school lunch is £2.30.

Menu options

View the current menu*

*Regen menus run in the following schools:

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

All other schools run the Traditional menu.

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.

Ordering

Menus are issued throughout the year and are based on a four week menu cycle. A pre-ordering system is in place which allows you to spend time discussing your child's weekly choices in advance.

  • we operate an online payment facility with ParentPay
  • parentPay allows you to select a choice for you child, order and pay for it online
  • if you do not currently have a ParentPay account please contact your school
  • if you are unable to access an online system please contact your school who will provide an alternative method for ordering

Parents of primary one to three pupils in the Borders are reminded that their child is eligible for a free school meal as part of the Scottish Government’s initiative.

Free P1-P3 meal scheme

The scheme is now in place and every P1-P3 pupil can now receive a free nutritional meal that complies with current legislation and help towards improved learning attainment.

Advice available

Anyone with a query on the new P1-P3 free school meal initiative can phone 01835 825149 or fill out our online contact form.