Big Breakfast

Glasgow City Council primary school pupils can attend the breakfast service available every school day. Big Breakfast operates in each of Glasgow's primary schools and offers every primary school pupils a nutritional and healthy breakfast prior to the start of the school day. For those not currently entitled to a free school meal, a charge of £2 per day is made. For siblings, the oldest child pays £2 and subsequent children pay £1.

  • 6000 breakfasts served daily
  • 1.3 million breakfasts served each year
  • In some schools over 100 pupils attend
  • Pupils have a choice of cereal
  • Toast with spread and/or preserve
  • Fruit
  • Fairtrade orange juice

The service is supervised and is safe and friendly.



Almost 600 coolers are available in all Glasgow primary, secondary and SEN schools. The coolers supply main-fed water that is filtered, chilled and ready to drink. Lack of water can cause dehydration. Better hydration means better performance in school and was it an excellent alternative to sugary drinks which cause tooth decay.

  • Our coolers provide 2750 gallons of drinking water per day.
  • Five million gallons of water a year are drunk.
  • Habit-forming behaviour is encouraged.