Category Archives: School Meals


A wide range of healthy cold and hot foods and snacks are available during interval and lunchtime from our self-service cafeteria. All items are individually priced and paid for using our Cashless Catering System. Pupils use a pincode or finger scan to make any purchases. Crediting your child’s cafeteria account is done by the any of the following methods: at the school office or by using the online payment service, or at any retail outlet which has a PayPoint service. Applications for ParentPay are made through the school office.

Primary and Secondary School Menus offer healthy and tasty meal options, which reflect the Scottish Government food and drink legal requirements for school lunches. Children of parents in receipt of Income Support are entitled to free meals.

Canteen menus are issued to Primary parents to inform them of what choices are available. Children who bring a packed lunch eat them in the cafeteria.

Parents should let the school know in advance if their child has any special dietary requirements.

There is also a morning break facility for primary and secondary pupils offered by the cafeteria – primary pupils receive milk and toast /fresh fruit while secondary pupils are able to purchase filled rolls and other snacks.

Further information and application forms can be obtained from the school or from the Catering Officer, Education Department, Comhairle nan Eilean, Sandwick Road, Stornoway (01851 822 733).

Only when the school receives authorisation from the Catering Officer can free meals be provided.

Access to the Village at Lunchtimes

Please note that primary pupils and S1-S4 pupils who do not go home for lunch are the responsibility of the school for the whole of the school day, including the lunch break, and are not permitted to leave the school grounds unless the school has received a written request from a parent or guardian. Secondary 5 and 6 pupils are exempt from this rule.