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Primary and Special School Meals

appleSpring & Summer 2015 Primary Menus

The current edition of Primary School menus is distributed to all pupils and parents in Aberdeenshire. Having this information at home enables families to discuss and select meal choices in advance. These menus will run in four week cycles from the 20th of April to 9th of October 2015.


New Interactive Online Menus & Allergen Informtion

Recent changes to food law requires all food businesses to provide information about allergens conatined in the foods served to customers. The School Catering Service is no exception and has taken steps to to provide this information to parents and pupils. The Spring & Summer 2015 menu cycle normally available on these web pages will feature a new 'interactive' facility. This will enable visitiors viewing the menus to 'click' on any underscored item and have the relevant recipe page 'pop up'. The recipe page displays all relevant allergens contained within the recipe shown. Facility will become active at the conclusion of this Easter break.


Hitting the Mark

Aberdeenshire's School Catering Service has acheived the Soil Association Bronze Food for Life Catering mark for serving fresh and healthy meals to our 154 Primary and Special Schools. The Food for Life Catering mark brings together all of the issues people care about - health, climate change and animal welfare. It recognises caterers who serve fresh food which is free from controversial additives and offers a guarantee that fresh food you can trust is always on our menus. We can assure you that the food we serve meets high standards of traceability, freshness and provanence.

IAberdeenshire school menus are already devised to meet Scottish Government nutritional requirements and acheive lower fat, lower saturated fat, lower sugar and lower salt content.










A daily School Meal menu offers:

  • 2 hot main course choices with accompanying vegetable and carbohydrate choices.
  • The Sandwich Platter providing a selection of items making it an excellent alternative to a home Pack lunch.
  • Soup is available at least once a week.
  • Pudding choices include fresh fruit, yoghurt or Cheese & Biscuits.
  • A selection of breads are included with a school lunch meal.
  • Fresh drinking water is freely available with lunch
  • Milk and Juice is also available and may be purchased separately.

Autumn & Winter 2014/15Primary Menus

The menus shown below are standardised menus provided to all Aberdeenshire Primary and Special schools. This series of menus runs in four week cycles and are effective from the 27th October 2014 up to the 2nd of April 2015.

Primary Menus Autumn Winter 2014 15 (94kb)

Vegetarian Options (72kb)



Translated Primary School Menus

Our Primary School menus have been translated into Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian languages to enable families who speak these to discuss and make choices of meal options available at school lunch time.

Latvian - Primary School Menus Autumn Winter 2014 15 (104kb)

Lithuanian - Primary Menus Autumn Winter 2014 15 (73kb)

Polish - Primary School Menus - Autumn Winter 2014 15 (70kb)

Russian - Primary School Menus Autumn Winter 2014 15 (109 kb)

We welcome any feedback regarding these translations in order for us to provide accurate descriptions and information.



E-Mail Communication with our Customers

The menus also feature information about the Primary School Meals E-Mail Box. Customers of the Service can offer comment and suggestions via the following e-mail address: primary.meals@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


Current price and methods of payment

School meals are paid for by purchasing meal tickets in singles at £2.00 each or in books of ten costing £20.00 per book. Payment may be made in cash or by cheque made out to Aberdeenshire Council.