As all our pupils stay on campus during the day until they are in S6 it is important that our catering meets their requirements. All our school meals and snacks are prepared in-house fresh each day. Pupils can choose from a range of sandwiches and hot main meals or from a potato and salad bar offering a choice of salads prepared from fresh fruit and vegetables.
We were the first Scottish independent school to achieve the "Eat Safe Award". Awarded by The City of Edinburgh Council, in conjunction with The Food Standards Agency, the "Eat Safe Award" provides reassurance for customers, as it shows that the stringent legal requirements in food hygiene have been exceeded.
Our Catering Manager prides herself in Watson's catering team's professional approach. Her fully qualified team of cooks provide a balanced selection of food for our pupils every day, using fresh local ingredients such as dairy products (including milk), meat, fruit and vegetables.
George Watson's College uses an electronic swipe card payment system for school lunches for pupils in Primary 1 to Senior 6.
The electronic swipe card shows the pupil's photograph, name and roll number. Class teachers will look after cards for Primary 1 – Primary 3 pupils; pupils in Primary 4 to S6 are responsible for looking after their own card. The swipe card system allows parents to view account balances and details of purchases made by their children through the website Lunches system. Top up and view balances.
Parents and pupils can view the menu options on a weekly basis through the website Lunches system.