The Canteen


We have a cook who prepares meals on the premises. Healthy menus have been introduced as part of Highland Council ‘Hungry for Success’ initiative. Menus are displayed and copies sent home so that parents can help children with choices. The menu can also be accessed via the following link:

Pay by cheque or cash

School meals are currently supplied by Highland Contract Services, who collect payment, plan menus etc. The present price for a school meal is £2.10. School Meals envelopes are provided by the kitchen. Cash and cheque payments should be made on each MONDAY for the week commencing. Parents can also pay monthly, quarterly or by term although this must be paid in advance. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Highland Council’ and the pupil’s name and class written on the back. In unforeseen circumstances pupils may pay for a meal in cash on any day. However, in order to minimise hold up in the lengthy dinner queue, we try to avoid handling cash at meal times.

Pay online

Cashless catering has been introduced at Balloch Primary. Simply visit the Highland Council’s website and click on the PAY icon on the home page and follow the payment instructions on screen. In order to make an online payment for your school meals you will need to have your child’s SCOTTISH CANDIDATE NUMBER (SCN). If you require a reminder of your child’s number please contact the school.


Primary 1 to 3 recieve a free school meal.

Free school meals can be claimed if you are receiving any one of the following:

             Income Support
             Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
             Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
             Child Tax Credit, but not in receipt of Working Tax Credit, and your income is less than   £15,910 (as assessed by the Inland Revenue)
             Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit and an income below £6,420 (as assessed by the              Inland Revenue)

Further information can be accessed at:

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