School meals

Our catering service is proud to provide good value meals using quality ingredients carefully sourced. The following regularly appear on our menus:

  • Beef, pork, lamb and venison from John M Munro, Highland Butcher

  • Highland free range eggs

  • Local fruit and vegetables from Swansons Fruit Company, Inverness

We currently serve 18,000 lunches per day in 173 primary and 29 secondary schools. We update our menus every 6 months and consult with pupils and staff to improve the food choices and recipes. The menus offer a choice of freshly cooked, nutritionally balanced meals and include favourites such as macaroni cheese, fish and chips, chicken korma and healthy home baking.

School meals for Primary 4 to 7 are £2.30 and Secondary meals are £2.55.

We offer seasonal meals where over 75 per cent of the menu is freshly prepared with ingredients that are GM free, with no undesirable E numbers or hydrogenated fats.

All our primary schools have been awarded the bronze with five awarded the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark (external link) from the Soil Association.

Free school meals and assistance with school clothing can be claimed if you are receiving any one of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Universal Credit (where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610).

  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance

  • Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance

  • Child Tax Credit, but not in receipt of Working Tax Credit, and your income is less than £16,105 (as assessed by the HMRC)

  • Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit and an income below £6,900 (as assessed by the HMRC)

  • If you are 16 to 18 yrs old and receive any of these benefits in your own right then you can claim for yourself

  • If you are an asylum seeker receiving support

  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit