School Meals

Meals and Milk

Milk is provided daily for the Nursery. Pupils in P1 – P7 may purchase milk. A free lunch is provided to children in P1-P5. School lunches are available at the Cafeteria in the Dining Room. A variety of hot and cold meals, fruit and drinks are available every day.

“Under the Council Committee for Education policy, children in attendance at schools under the management of the Council are entitled to free school meals if their parents are in receipt of Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance (income related) or Child Tax Credit (but NOT Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of less than £16,105 or Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an annual income less than £6,420. No other children are eligible for free meals.”

Further information and an application form can be obtained from the school or from:

Department of Services for People,
Education Business Unit,
John Muir House,
EH41 3HA.


  • Who is eligible for Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants?

    As of 1 July 2021, School Clothing Grants are now £120 for Primary pupils and £150 for Secondary pupils.  School Clothing Grants are processed annually throughout the year.
    We can also provide free school meals to ensure that children receive a free, balanced and healthy meal during the school day.  This service is delivered discreetly so that it is not obvious to other children that your child is receiving this benefit.

    If you receive one of the following benefits you are entitled to apply for Free School Meals and a School Clothing Grant:

  • Income Support,
  •  Income Based Job Seekers Allowance,
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit but NOT Working Tax Credit with an annual income less than £16,105
  • Child Tax Credit AND Working Tax Credit with an annual income less than £7,500

Universal Credit – where your monthly take home pay does not exceed £625

Asylum seekers
You may also be eligible to free school meals if you are an asylum seeker receiving support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. The person in receipt of the benefit must make the claim.

Exceptional circumstances
If you do not receive any of the qualifying benefits, you may still qualify under exceptional
circumstances of financial hardship. An Officer from the Education Department will assess your claim.

How old must your child be to qualify?
You can apply for free school meals and clothing grants for pupils between Primary 1 and school leaving age.

Please follow the link below for further information:


School Lunches

School dinners can be purchased and ordered online via




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Lunch Menu