01387 730240

Shawhead Primary School

School Meals


Dumfries and Galloway Council’s school meal service has taken steps to improve the nutritional quality of school meals over recent years.

This has been influenced by the introduction of both “Hungry for Success” and “The Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007” which:

  • Places health promotion at the heart of school activities
  •  Ensures that food and drink served in schools meets nutritional requirements
  • Ensures local authorities promote the uptake and benefits of school meals and, in particular, free school meals


This has resulted in a service that provides and promotes healthy food choices with a restriction of certain foods high in fat, salt and sugar.

Dumfries and Galloway Councils current uptake of school meals is at a six year high, we would like to thank you for your continued support in encouraging your child to have a school lunch.

For more information call on 030 33 33 3000 and ask for DGFirst, Facilities Management (catering).

Lunches cost £1.75 per day per pupil, and parents are asked to pay weekly on a Friday for any lunches being taken during that week. Free school meals are available in particular circumstances and application forms can be obtained from the school or Education Offices.

To give the children a choice, menus are sent home on a regular basis and should be completed and returned along with payment.

Children wishing to bring a packed lunch are accommodated in the dining area and have the same level of supervision as those having prepared lunches.

Parents who wish their children to go home for lunch should inform the school.

Shawhead Primary School


Telephone: 01387 730240

Head Teacher – Mrs. Karen Little
Present roll: 40
Number of classes: 2

Local Authority

Dumfries and Galloway Council Council Offices
English Street

Telephone: 03 03 3333000

Director Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning

Colin Grant
30 Edinburgh Road

Telephone: 03 03 333 3000