Free School Meals (FSM)

Below are some of the commonly asked questions regarding Free School Meals:

Q: How much is my daily allowance?
A: £2.40 is automatically added to the card daily

Q: Does any unspent allowance carry over to the next day?
A: No, the card is automatically cleared at the end of each lunchtime.

Q: What time does my daily allowance go on to my card?
A: 12.30 pm on a Monday – Thursday and 10 am on a Friday. This allows you to either purchase items at morning break or to pre-order a ‘Grab & Go’ lunch at the kitchen servery in the morning.

Q: Do my peers and canteen staff know I am on free school meals?
A: No, this is totally confidential. All Young Scot cards look exactly the same.

Q: What can I choose for lunch?
A: You can choose from any of the 4 serving points and spend up to your daily allowance. If you want to spend more, you need to make sure you have put further funds onto your card.

Q: What do I do if my allowance hasn’t gone on to my card?
A: Speak to one of the canteen staff who will rectify the problem. Don’t worry you will still get your lunch.