We know that maintaining a healthy diet is linked to a happy and active lifestyle. By eating a school meal provided by East Dunbartonshire Council’s School Meals Service your child is guaranteed a balanced nutritious meal to keep them healthy and alert throughout the school day.
The meals are freshly cooked on a daily basis by our skilled staff who care about food and your child’s wellbeing. Our staff will help your child to make balanced choices. The meals meet the Scottish Government’s nutritional regulations.
Any Special diets or allergies should be discussed with the school.
Meal prices are reviewed annually. Please contact the School to be advised of the current price.
For the upcoming school meals please visit the Council's Schools catering page.
Some families may be eligible for free school meals. Children of parents/carers receiving income support or income based job seekers allowance are entitled to a free midday meal. Children of parents who are in receipt of child tax credit or working tax credit and child tax credit or employment and support allowance (income related) or support under part IV of the immigration and asylum act 1999, may also be eligible. Information and application forms for free school meals may be obtained from schools, the Community Hubs and the education office or www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk.
Only those children whose parents receive income support or income based job seekers allowance (and child tax credit where qualifying income criteria has been met) will be entitled to free milk. Milk may however, be available for purchase in the school during the lunch period.
From January 2015 all pupils in P1, P2 and P3 will be entitled to free school meals. Please do not apply for free school meals if your child(ren) is/are in P1, P2 or P3 as a meal will automatically be given.
The school has its own kitchen and dining room. Meals are made on the premises. If a special diet is required, it can be made available. Please contact the head teacher about such a need. A Cash Cafeteria is operated in school. Children choose and pay for what they wish to eat. They also clear the tables when finished eating. Numbers for Cash Cafeteria are collected first thing in the morning.
Pupils who bring packed lunches are supervised in the dining hall. It is inadvisable to send hot soup in flasks to school. All pupils are responsible for the clearing of their own litter. Glass bottles are not acceptable containers for carrying drinks to school. Lunches and packed lunches are supervised at all times.
Due to an increasing number of children with severe nut related allergies we must ask that nuts and nut related products (such as peanut butter and Nutella) are not included in lunch boxes or as snacks.
We must also request that birthday cakes and sweets are not brought in to share with your child's class. This is to support the health and safety of pupils within our school who have a range of different allergies.
Alergen information and menu guides are available on the Council's Schools catering page. Please let the school know as soon as possible if your child has an allergy or if anything changes with their condition.