Primary School meals

We run a 3 week lunch menu cycle. Pupils can choose from traditional hot dishes, vegetarian and meat free options or a soup and sandwich option. A daily bread basket, side salads and a choice of milk, aqua juice or water are included in the meal price.

Primary School menu 2017-18

The price of a 2 course primary school lunch is £2.05. All pupils in Primary 1-3 are entitled to a free school meal.

Meals are carefully prepared in our school kitchens to make sure that the fat, sugar and salt content is not excessive. All our meals and drinks meet the requirements of The School (Health Promotion and Nutrition) Scotland Act 2007. We have listened to parental feedback and have reduced the number of occasions fresh flavoured milk is offered. On "Milk Monday's" only plain semi skimmed milk or chilled water will be offered with lunch.

Pupils order their main meal choice in the morning. The 3 daily choices are identified on the menu plan as:

  • Option 1 (green wrist band)
  • Option 2 (yellow wrist band)
  • Option 3 (blue wrist band)

The wrist band system makes serving lunch quicker, as catering staff can see the pupil's meal choice by the colour of wristband they are wearing.

Medically Prescribed Diets: Our focus is to meet a pupil's needs in terms of the 14 main allergens and ethnic/religious requirements. However there are occasions where we may not be able to accommodate a complete 5 day provision. If your child requires a medically prescribed diet, please ensure that you have completed a prescribed diet declaration form (available from the school office) and handed it back to the school office. For more complex diets we can arrange to meet with Mum/Dad/Carer to discuss any alternative menu choices we can provide.

Celebration theme days

We hold "themed lunch days" throughout the year. By offering food that links with a subject, national event or celebration being covered in the classroom, pupils are given the opportunity to experience cultures and tastes from around the world. Theme days are fun days! Menus are published in advance and displayed on school notice boards and on school websites.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact us:

Falkirk Council
Sealock House
01324 506600

High School meals

Denny High, Falkirk High, Grangemouth High and St Mungo's High all offer a rotating three week menu. This includes daily two course meals and featured meal deals.

A range of individually priced items including homemade soups, wraps, subs, paninis, salads boxes and pasta pots are available on a daily basis.

Denny High menu
Falkirk High menu
Grangemouth High menu
St Mungos High menu
High school menu & price list

Other High Schools

Carrongrange School, Graeme High, Braes High, Bo’ness Academy and Larbert High get their meals from catering supplier Chartwells.

If you would like more information about the meals that are provided at these high schools, please contact our Client Services Manager by emailing:

Cashless catering

All of our high schools have a cashless catering system, with pupils using swipe cards to pay for all food purchases. Cards can be loaded or topped up at several machines located in the dining areas. The cards are then swiped at the till which removes the amount spent.

If a pupil is entitled to free school meals, their swipe card is loaded with £2.45 each day.

In a hurry?

At Denny High, Falkirk High, Grangemouth High and St Mungo's High, pupils can order from one of our pre-order kiosks. These are located in the dining areas. Pupils can order and pay at break time, collect and go at lunchtime.

Celebration days

Our high schools take part in a variety of themed lunch days throughout the year. Look out for posters promoting the next themed lunch event in the dining areas.

Our commitment to the environment

We care about the contribution we can make in improving the environment around us. We are working with our food suppliers and partners to increase the local produce we use and minimise food packaging.

For more information about school meals, please visit the Scottish School Meals website.