Primary school meals menu

All pupils in Primary 1 - Primary 4 are entitled to a free school meal from August 2021. From January 2022 pupils in Primary 5 will also be entitled to a free school meal.

This menu is compliant with The Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020. This ensures more access to fruit and vegetables, reduction in sugar, red and red processed meat and ensures our children and young people have access to an appropriate amount of nutrients such as iron and vitamins. The menu meets the standard required by the Soil Association Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award, which promotes freshly made, sustainable and farm assured meals.

All eggs are free range. All fish are Marine Stewardship Council certified. All beef served is Scottish and all meat and poultry is UK Farm Assured.

All Catering staff are trained in food hygiene, hold an Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate, and receive regular refresher training. All kitchens follow HACCP guidance, and comply with Environmental Health. The catering staff are also trained in nutrition.

Where there is a choice, pupils can choose to have either a starter and main course or a main course and dessert. If the school is making any menu substitutions, they will let you know in advance wherever possible. A two course meal is £2.30. Water and milk are available.

Allergy Advice and Special Diets

The allergy information for our Primary school menu is available by contacting catering@argyll-bute.gov.uk.

If your child has a food allergy, please contact the school office in the first instance and complete a Special Diet Request Form. All Catering Managers have been trained on Allergy Awareness, and every effort will be made to accommodate your child's needs.

Many dishes can be altered to accommodate other special diets where this is required.  Where possible, other non-medical special diets may be accommodated. 

Would you like your child to see a dietician? A team of professionals who specialise in helping people learn about food and health can be contacted at High-UHB.DietitiansDirect@nhs.scot

We welcome any feedback you may have - if you have any suggestions, or require any information, you can contact the Catering department by emailing catering@argyll-bute.gov.uk, or using the form below.

Ask questions or make a comment or suggestion about school meals

Download a copy of the menu (this menu is available from August 2021)

If you are looking for special diet or allergy information about any of the menu choices, please contact catering@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Week 1

Week 1

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Starter / Dessert

Cheese and crackers
Fresh Fruit

Chicken and rice soup with bread / roll
Yoghurt
Fresh fruit

Homemade shortbread biscuit
Fresh fruit

Watermelon
Apple sponge and custard
Fresh fruit

Lentil soup with bread / roll (v)
Yoghurt
Fresh fruit

Main Course 1

Beef burger in a bun

Roast chicken with gravy and Yorkshire pudding

Homemade Scottish steak pie

Pork stir fry

Breaded fish

Main Course 2

Homemade tomato pasta bake (v)

Baked Potato with a choice of fillings (v)

Quorn sausage and gravy (v)

Homemade macaroni cheese (v)

Vegetable curry (v)

Also available

Potato wedges
Garlic bread
Peas
Carrots
Salad selection

Duchess potatoes
Pitta bread
Broccoli
Baked beans
Salad selection

Mashed potatoes
Carrots
Cabbage
Salad selection

Noodles
Garlic bread
Green beans
Cherry tomatoes
Salad selection

Chips
Boiled rice
Peas
Sweetcorn
Salad selection

Week 2

Week 2

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Starter / Dessert

Egg mayonnaise
Yoghurt
Fresh fruit

Lentil soup with bread / roll (v)
Fresh fruit

Berry cookie
Fresh fruit

Homemade tiffin
Fresh fruit

Chicken noodle soup with bread / roll
Ice-cream with fresh fruit salad

Main Course 1

Chicken pie

Beef tacos

Sausage and gravy

Breaded chicken grill

Salmon fish fingers
Breaded fish

Main Course 2

Pizza (v)

Veggie balls with tomato Sauce (v)

Tomato pasta (v)

Potato and chickpea curry (v)

Baked potato with a choice of fillings (v)

Also available

Baby boiled potatoes
Roasted vegetables
Green beans
Salad selection

Diced potatoes
Carrots
Cherry tomatoes
Salad selection

Mashed Potatoes Garlic bread
Broccoli
Baked beans
Salad selection

Duchess potatoes
Rice
Pitta bread 
Sweetcorn
Coleslaw
Salad selection

Chips
Peas
Broccoli
Salad selection

Week 3

Week 3

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Starter / Dessert

Tomato soup with bread / roll (v)
Yoghurt
Fresh fruit

Ice-cream and fresh fruit salad

Chicken noodle soup with bread / roll
Fresh fruit

Lentil soup with
bread / roll (v) Yoghurt
Fresh fruit

Homemade oatie biscuit
Fresh fruit

Main Course 1

Breaded chicken goujons

Scottish savoury mince cobbler

Homemade Scottish steak pie

Chicken and sweet potato curry

Breaded fish

Main Course 2

Homemade macaroni cheese (v)

Omelette with a variety of fillings (v)

Ploughman's lunch picking plate (v)

Baked potato with a choice of fillings. (v)

Quorn dippers in a wrap (v)

Also available

Saute potatoes
Veggie sticks
Carrots
Salad selection

Mashed Potatoes
Potato wedges
Garlic bread
Roasted vegetables
Sweetcorn
Salad selection

Baby boiled potatoes
Broccoli
Puree of turnip
Salad selection

Boiled rice
Pitta bread
Green beans
Mixed vegetables
Salad selection

Chips
Peas
Broccoli
Salad selection

Week 4

Week 4

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Starter / Dessert

Corn on the cob (v)
Fresh fruit

Lentil soup with
bread / roll (v) Yoghurt
Fresh fruit

Vegetable soup with bread / roll
Yoghurt
Fresh fruit

Caramel shortcake Fresh fruit

Bruschetta (v)
Ice-cream and
fresh fruit salad

Main Course 1

Chicken fajitas

Spaghetti bolognaise

Beef meatballs in gravy

BBQ chicken fillet on a ciabatta roll

Fish fingers
Salmon fish fingers

Main Course 2

Pizza (v)

Baked Potato with
fillings (v)

Homemade vegetable lasagne (v)

Quorn chilli (v)

Veggie burger (v)

Also available

Duchess potatoes
Cherry tomatoes
Broccoli
Salad selection

Spaghetti
Baked beans
Carrots
Salad selection

Baby boiled potatoes
Garlic bread
Roasted vegetables
Green beans
Salad selection

Diced Potatoes
Boiled rice
Broccoli
Veggie sticks
Salad selection

Chips
Peas
Sweetcorn
Salad selection