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Primary and Special School Meals


Keeping Pupils and Parents Informed

Our Spring & Summer 2015 Primary School menu leaflet is distributed to all pupils and parents in Aberdeenshire. The leaflet features news, a popular recipe and menus that enable families to discuss meal choices at home.


Interactive Menus & Allergen Information

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 provide this information to pupils and parents. The Spring & Summer 2015 menu cycle available on these web pages now features 'interactive' menus. This enables visitiors to 'click' on any underscored item and have that recipe page 'pop up'. The recipe page displays all relevant allergens contained within the recipe shown.


Spring & Summer 2015 Interactive Primary Menus -

This edition of our interactive menus runs from the 20th of April up to the 9th of October.

Interactive Online Menu Spring Summer 2015 ll (446kb)

Vegetarian Options (76kb)



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 Spring Summer 2015b (509kb)

Lithuanian - School Menu Spring Summer 2015b (265kb)

Polish - Primary School Menus Spring Summer 2015b (270kb)

Russian - Primary School Menus Spring Summer 2015b (382kb)

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


chicken A daily School Meal menu offers:

  • 2 hot main course choices with accompanying vegetable and carbohydrate choices.
  • The Sandwich Platter provides 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.


Current price and methods of payment

School meals are paid for by purchasing meal tickets in singles at £2.10 each or in books of ten costing £21.00 per book. Payment may be made in cash or by cheque made out to Aberdeenshire Council.


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.












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