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Aboyne Academy

School Meals

The canteen is located on the first floor. It provides a good quality catering service. The canteen is open to pupils at the following times - before form time each morning, during morning interval and during lunch time.

Payment for food in the canteen is through a cashless system which uses the pupil’s National Entitlement Card.  This system is explained to pupils when they join the school. See link below for further details. https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/cashless-catering-in-secondary-schools/

Please make cheque's payable to Aberdeenshire Council.

The canteen provides a wide choice of meals and snacks. These include hot meals, salads, sandwiches and hot or cold drinks. In addition to the canteen there are a number of vending machines located in the canteen and other parts of the building which sell drinks and snacks.

The catering facilities in the school are well used and popular with pupils and staff as they offer good quality food at reasonable prices. The canteen is a busy place, particularly during lunchtime. The cooperation of everyone and an efficient queue system managed by the janitors ensure that service is as swift as possible.

Pupils who bring packed lunches to school may eat these in the canteen.   Where children bring a packed lunch to school, parents are responsible for ensuring that lunch box contents are stored at the correct temperature, by including an ice pack where necessary.

Parents should be aware that they can request a special diet for their children if there are medical or religious reasons for doing so.  Children who require Medically Prescribed or Modified Diets, with parental/guardian assistance, should be identified during the admission process. Procedures are set in motion to accommodate these diets by parent/guardian completing Admission Form D available from the school office.

The school aims to encourage young people to enjoy food which is both attractive to them and nutritionally sound whether this is a school meal, a packed lunch or a snack.  We would appreciate your support in achieving this aim.

Some pupils may be entitled to free school meals click on the link below for information: https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/assistance/free-school-meals/

Further information, including menu and information leaflets and current school meal charges and cashless catering can be found by following the link below:


New Information August 2015

Improvements to Online Payment for Cashless Catering in Secondary Schools

A letter has been sent out to all parents and carers of pupils registered at Secondary schools across Aberdeenshire in relation to the payment for school meals. School meal payments should be simpler following an upgrading to an improved system for online payments. This will help reduce administration and cash handling in schools and to improve the customer experience for parents and carers paying into the system, allowing balances and account history to be viewed.

The new system will require one off registration. See important details by clicking on the following link-


Aberdeenshire Council have provided a QR (Quick Response) matrix for Primary landing page and Secondary landing page. Smartphones with the QR reader app can scan a matrix and instantly access web pages.

Click here