Primary school meals

Meals in primary schools are free for those eligible for free school meals (including all icon P1-P3 pupils [385Kb]), otherwise the cost is £2.15.

How do I pay for primary school meals?

Online payments

Online payments are available in all primary schools.  This means you pay for school meals (as well as many other school activities) from your computer or mobile device. This facility includes payment receipt, balance status and menu transactions as well as automatic reminders should your account require additional funds.

Cash payments

If you prefer you can pay by cash or cheque (payable to Perth & Kinross Council). Payment should be placed in a sealed envelope with the name of the child(ren) on the front and amount per child.

The icon menu [4Mb] offers healthier choices such as salad bars, fruit, milk, fruit juices and bread on a daily basis. The menu is also available with the following options:

Take a look at our meals icon Week 1 [2Mb]icon Week 2 [2Mb]icon Week 3 [2Mb] and  icon Week 4 [2Mb].

All schools operate a pre-order system to help ensure children get their preferred choice of meal. Children typically make their choice during morning registration in the classroom.  Please note that any meals ordered by children in error or who subsequently go home ill, may be charged for if the kitchen is informed of the error/their absence after 10.30am.

Medically prescribed diets

School lunches can be provided for children in primary schools requiring a medically prescribed diet. Please download the  icon Medically Prescribed Diet Application Form [33Kb] or alternatively request this from or your school.

Parents can also self manage simple dietary requirements for their children by using the interactive menu available at Tayside Contracts.

Nut and peanut allergy

Parents/carers of children who suffer from nut or peanut allergy should complete the  icon Nut and Peanut Disclaimer [436Kb] for receipt prior to the provision of school meals.

Tayside Contracts, the catering contractor for Perth and Kinross Council, Education and Children's Services, currently adheres to the following approach in the provision of school meals:

Tayside Contracts do not knowingly use peanuts, nuts or peanut based products in the provision of catering services to primary schools.  However, some products may be produced in a factory where nuts and peanuts are used and therefore contamination of these products may occur. Tayside Contracts cannot therefore guarantee that all products are always nut free and peanut free.

Contact details

Catering Support Team

2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
Tel 01738 476341