* The catering provision is currently under discussion for the school returning in August 2020

The Dining Room

Situated within the school, the canteen is open for breakfast, break time and lunch service. Pupils can choose from a wide daily selection paying individually for each item chosen. Catering provided includes both traditional meals and a range of tasty snack and hand-held options.

A combination of express style counters and cashless catering systems as the means of payment help lessen queuing in the dining room.


Payment – On site and On line

Mearns Academy uses a cashless system of payment and load terminals are located within the school to enable pupils to add monies to their cashless catering accounts.

It is now possible to add monies or top up the balance of Cashless Catering accounts via the Council’s website.


Circumstances may entitle a child to free school meals. If a pupil resides within Aberdeenshire and the family are deemed eligible to receive support due to their personal circumstances, they will automatically receive a Certificate of Entitlement for free school meals from Aberdeenshire Council. It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to supply the Academy with a copy of the Certificate as soon as it is received so that their child/children can be added to the free school meal register at school.

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