We have 16 Secondary Schools in Dumfries & Galloway.

Our printable secondary school menus can be downloaded by clicking Secondary school meals poster 2018

Click HERE for a printable pdf of our Globe Trotter lunch poster

If you want to pre-order food from our deli – click on cold and hot deli order forms below;

deli pre-order forms

Our three week menu cycle includes our meal deals which consist of: soup or any dessert, plus any main course and a selected drink. We also have a variety of daily deli specials that include:


  • Jacket Potatoes with a choice of filling           
  • Pasta King with sauce
  • Sub Central with a choice of filling                                 
  • Hot Baguettes with a choice of filling
  • Salad Pots with choice of filling
  • Paninis with a choice of filling
  • Homemade Noodle Pots



FajitaThe High Street has changed over the years and many of our schools are in direct competition with high street food retailers. We are, however, the only retailer who sticks to the government guidelines and we only sell food that is nutritionally balanced with lower levels of salt and sugar. We have tried to change our service to reflect the changes in retail trends by trialling and bringing in new products.

This year we are going to create a new concept for our secondary schools. The DG Café brand has been in place for a number of years, but we will be changing the brand over the next few months with our pupils help. This new brand will be realigned with our Naturally D&G brand, majoring on great tasting local and Scottish produce. Watch this space for more.

One of the key things to remember about food in schools is that the type of food on offer ‘must’ adhere to the Government Legislation – this is The Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act. This Act was created to try to help alleviate the obesity problem in the country. It means that the school catering service can only serve two fried products each week, and that meals across a week have to be nutritionally balance. It is also means that products such as chocolate, carbonated drinks and confectionary are banned from sale. Salt levels in food preparation are also tightly regulated.

Further information on this Act can be found at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Schools/HLivi/foodnutrition/

Presently the choice of lunch time food available changes daily but always includes:shutterstock_140592436

  • Homemade soup
  • Two or three main meal options
  • A salad bar selection
  • Variety of healthier alternative snack options      
  • Homemade sweet, fresh fruit or yoghurt
  • Non-carbonated soft drinks, milk or water

All secondary schools have meal deals available. Meal deals are available to order using the pre-order computer system. Pupils order and pay for their food before lunch, then at lunch time they just pick up their food and do not have to wait.

Dumfries & Galloway’s secondary schools provide a daily morning break service. This offers a choice of healthier hot and cold snack alternatives, home baking and non-carbonated soft drinks, milk or water.

Free school meal entitlement for secondary school pupils is assessed in exactly the same manner as for primary school children.

For information on free school meals click on the following link: Free school meals

If you have any suggestions or comments about the School Meal Service please contact: Dumfries and Galloway Council, EnterprisingDG Facilities Services, Garroch Business Park, Garroch Loaning, Dumfries, DG2 8PN. Tel 01387 271201

More information relating to the School Meal Service can be found at dumgal.gov.uk/schoolmenus If you would like some help understanding this or require it in another format please contact 030 33 33 3000

Dumfries and Galloway Council want to give you the opportunity of paying the way you want to for secondary school meals*. We have introduced the iPayimpact system.


ipayimpact.co.uk is a simple, easy to use website, offering parents a convenient and flexible way to make payments on-line, by debit or credit card, for school meals, reducing the need for pupils to carry cash to school. iPayimpact has a ‘shopping basket’ approach, allowing payments to be made for each child including dinner money, school trips, uniforms, after-school clubs and societies, milk and many other school payments in one easy transaction. iPayimpact also allows parents the option to send in cheques or cash to the school office if they do not wish to use the on-line payment facility. more information can be seen at the links below:

FAQs online payment school meals


*Online Payments can be made in 15 secondary schools. Dalry is the only school where this option is not available.