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Meals & Payments

School Lunch

For information about FSM vouchers, food parcels or any queries, please ring 01670 812360 and ask to speak to Natasha Miller. 

Our school meals are cooked in our own kitchen on each site and we operate a three weekly rolling menu. Each day children can choose from the selection of a main meal and dessert. A vegetarian option as well as the option of yoghurt or a fresh fruit salad for dessert are also available. Jacket potatoes with filling of tuna or cheese are available on our upper site.

School lunches run on a three week rota and the menu is changed termly. The price of a school meal costs £2.30 per day. The current menu is displayed in several places throughout the school.

Under the Government’s Universal Free School Meals scheme, school meals are currently free for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 on our Lower Site. Lunch money for pupils on our Upper Site can be paid weekly or termly by cheque or cash or via the school gateway app. Cheques should be made out to Bothal Primary School and all payments handed into school should be put in an envelope, clearly marked ‘Lunch Money’, with your child’s name, class and how much is enclosed on the front. Pupils should place their envelope in the lunch money mailbox situated around school or outside the main office. Any changes with regard to school meals will be mentioned in our newsletter.

You also pay online for your child's meal. All of the information on how to do this can be found here

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is available on both the upper and lower site and is open from 7.45am. Pupils can choose from a range of cereals or toast. Fruit juice and milk are also available. The breakfast club is £1.00 to those pupils in receipt of FSM or pupil premium funding. A charge of £3.50 per day is payable for all other pupils.

Break times

On our lower site pupils are provided with fresh fruit every day at no cost through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) to help your child achieve 5-A-DAY.

Children on the Upper Site are welcome to bring in a health snack such as fruit.


Milk is available to all pupils and should be ordered a term in advance. Parents will be sent information on how to order and costs for the term. Pupils under the age of five for the full term and pupils and who are in receipt of FSM are entitled to free milk.