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School meals

Schools in our region offer a lunchtime meals menu on a three week rotation.

Free school meals

All Primary 1 to Primary 3 children are entitled to free school meals.

Pupils from Primary 4 upwards may also be eligible for free school meals.

Check if your child is eligible for free school meals

Primary school meals

Meals in primary schools currently £1.90 as from 22 April 2019.

All primary schools have introduced an advanced pre-order system for lunch. Contact the school office to find out when and how you order and pay for meals.

Secondary school meals

Meals in secondary schools currently cost £2.00 as from 1 April 2019.

We are currently rolling out a new Globetrotter menu in the following schools, Dalbeattie High School, St Joseph's College, Wallace Hall Academy, Dalry High School and Stranraer Academy.

The Globetrotter menu will soon be available in all secondary schools - in the meantime all other schools will follow the secondary menu as below:

Pupils can pay by cash, Young Scot cards are available from schools which can be used for cashless payments. You can top up the cards in two ways:

Special dietary requirements

We try to provide meals to meet any special dietary requirements.

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance; medically prescribed diet; or diet for religious or cultural reasons, contact the school office in the first instance so that any necessary arrangements can be put in place.

You will need to provide a letter from your dietician or doctor if your child has special dietary requirement for medical reasons.

Further information

For further information on school meals visit the Dumfries and Galloway school meals website.

Mid-morning Milk

Some primary schools offer milk at morning breaks; it costs 20p for 200ml of semi-skimmed milk. Milk can be ordered through the school and paid for with cash or cheque when ordering. or purchased from catering staff.

Page last updated: 28/08/2020
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