Reasons for taking a School Meal at Barthol Chapel School:
Lunch time is an important aspect of the school day. Not only does it provide children with a nutritionally balanced meal, it enhances their social and personal development.
How does my child choose their lunch?
In class first thing in the morning children select their meal. Meal options are displayed, and the teacher will explain to children the menu options available on the day, but it is helpful for parents of the younger children to discuss this with them before they arrive in school.
How Much does a Primary School Meal Cost?
The current price of a Primary school meal can be found via the following link –
Primary school meals – Aberdeenshire Council
Lunches are provided free of charge for pupils from P1 to P4. P5’s will receive free meals from January 2022.
We are encouraging parents/carers to register for online school payments to eliminate handling of cash. Parentsportal.scot is the recommended way to register to access all school payments including school meals.
Parentsportal.scot is securely linked to a myAberdeenshire account and to register follow this link
If you are having difficulty making payments, please contact the school office as we are here to support families and will do whatever we can to assist you.
Free School Meals Information?
Click on the link to find information that explains the free school entitlement and how to go about it.
If you have difficulties obtaining access to free school meals, please speak with your
school and we will work together to provide assistance.
Interactive menus – allergen and nutritional information
Parents should be aware that they can access special dietary support information by viewing
Children who require medically prescribed dietary support, with parental/carer assistance, should be identified during the admission process. Procedures are set in motion to offer support for these children by completing Admission Form D available from the school administration office. The School Management Team and the Catering staff will be happy to discuss your requirements. In the meantime if you require dietary information, please email
For any enquiry, you can contact our school catering service by email at firstname.lastname@example.org