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Pupils in primary schools are offered two-course meals. Secondary schools operate self-service cafeterias. There is a fixed charge for a meal in a primary school. The current cost of a primary school meal is £2.15 per day. In secondary schools, the cost varies according to what the individual pupil chooses from the menu.

The provision of meals for pupils in special schools is similar to that in primary schools.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for, on the production of medical advice. Arrangements can be made for pupils who require special diets by contacting the Head Teacher.

Free School Meals during the school holidays

Support for those in receipt of free school meals will continue during the school holidays. A sum of £72 per child will be paid into bank accounts from Thursday 30 June 2022.

These payments do not apply to children who only receive free school meals due to only being in primary 1 to 5. For children in P1 to P3 you need to have been paid a Clothing Grant during 2021/22, and for P4 and above you need to also be in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance - Income Based, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit where take home pay is less than £625 per month, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, Child Tax Credit ONLY with an income of less than £16,105, or BOTH Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an income less than £7,500 (as assessed by HMRC).