Primary school meals menu

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS ABOUT SCHOOL MEALS

All pupils in Primary 1 - Primary 3 are entitled to a free school meal.

All of our school meal menus are compliant with the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008. You can be assured that all school meal menus are nutritionally balanced and meet the required standards.

Bronze award logoThe menu meets the standard required by the Soil Association Catering Mark Bronze Award, which promotes freshly made, sustainable and farm assured meals. Please contact us if you would like more information about this.

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.  Some larger schools may have baked potatoes available every day. There may be occasions where a school changes a dish, to suit the needs of their pupils. If the school is making substitutions, they will let you know. A two course meal is £2.20. Water is available, and milk is available to purchase at 10p for 189ml. All beef served is Scottish, and all fish is Marine Stewardship Council certified. All meat* and poultry is UK Farm Assured. (* excluding haggis) All eggs are free range.  Bread, carbohydrate selection, seasonal vegetables and a salad selection is available every day, as well as a selection of fresh fruit. Yoghurt is always available as an alternative dessert.

The menu is designed largely by pupils, through consultation with them. We run a programme of Pupil Focus Groups, to ensure that pupils are able to contribute to the menu's development, and it also gives them an understanding of having a balanced choice. Teaching staff, catering staff and parents have also contributed to its development.

Allergy Advice and Special Diets

The allergy information for our Primary school menu is available below, or by contacting catering@argyll-bute.gov.uk. This will give you the list of dishes served with the allergens present, plus the Carbohydrate count information.

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.net

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 (Autumn / Winter 2019/20)

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

Monday

Soup of the day

Chicken curry Or
Homemade macaroni cheese (v)

Selection of fruit and yoghurt

Tuesday

Soup of the day

Selection of toasties / paninis and soup (v) Or
Pork sausage and potato bake and gravy

Ice cream and fruit

Wednesday

Bruschetta

Vegetable fried rice (v) Or
Haggis, neeps and tatties

Winter fruit salad

Thursday

Homemade steak pie Or
Quorn dippers (v)

Homemade apple sponge and custard

Friday

Soup of the day

Breaded fish Or
Pasta carbonara

Orange slices

Week 2

Monday

Soup of the day

Tomato and cheese pizza with peppers (v) Or
Beef meatballs in gravy

Winter fruit salad

Tuesday

Theme day!

Wednesday

Soup of the day

Homemade macaroni cheese (v) Or
Toad in the hole

Ice cream and fruit

Thursday

Soup of the day

Spaghetti bolognaise Or
Vegetarian fajita (v)

Selection of fruit and yoghurt

Friday

Spring rolls

Breaded fish fingers Or
Homemade quiche (v)

Cheese and oatcakes

Week 3

Monday

Soup of the day

Breaded goujons in a wrap Or
Quorn meatballs (v)

Ice cream and fruit

Tuesday

Red pepper and tomato dip with pitta bread

Margherita pizza Or
Homemade beef lasange

Winter fruit salad

Wednesday

Soup of the day

Roast chicken, gravy and Yorkshire pudding Or
Veggie fingers (v)

Selection of fruit and yoghurt

Thursday

Gammon steak Or
Vegetable enchiladas (v)

Homemade apple crumble and custard

 

Friday

Soup of the day

Salmon Or
Beef or Quorn burger (v)

Fruit cupcake