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School Meals

It is Aberdeenshire Council policy to provide meals and facilities for the consumption of packed lunches in all schools where these are required.

Primary 1-3 pupils are provided with school meals free of charge.

Primary 4-7 pupils are currently charged £2.20 for a school meal unless they qualify for Free School Meals. Refer to the following link for helpful information –

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/assistance/free-school-meals/

Attractive menu and information leaflets are provided to all Aberdeenshire school pupils and parents. In addition, an online interactive menu is also available which displays menu recipe pages showing allergens and nutritional content. This and other relevant information about school meals can be found by following the link –

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/

Aberdeenshire Council provides an online payment service to Primary schools that provides parents and carers with the convenience of making online payment with debit or credit cards for School meals.

Online payment is now the preferred way to pay for primary school meals, however cash and cheques will still be accepted.

To register for online payments you will be provided with a reference number by your school for each child. Parents and carers of pupils who qualify for Free School Meals are encouraged to create an account to see meal selection histories and to pay for non-food items such as school trips and activities when that option becomes available.

The first step in accessing the online payment service is to visit Pay facility located on the Aberdeenshire Council web site home page. Alternatively you can register by following the link –

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/online-payment-for-school-meals-and-other-school-payments/