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School meals

School Meals are cooked at Cotmanhay School Kitchens and served in our school dining hall.  Dinners cost £2.20 per day or £11.00 per week.  Children can opt to alternate between sandwich and school dinner options if they do no like what is on offer on the menu on a particular day.  Children simply notify their class teacher during the daily register. 


Parents can pay via School Money - please speak to our School Business Assistant, Mrs Green for a user ID and password.  

Could your child be eligible for free school meals?
In these difficult financial times, we want to make sure you're getting all the help you're due.
A lot of people don't claim free school meals even though they're entitled. That's why Derbyshire 
County Council has launched the Quids In campaign, to encourage people to check if they're eligible.
You don't need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the 
school and catering staff will know.
You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at 
lunchtime. The school will benefit too − they'll get the pupil premium of £900 a year from the 
government for each child on free school meals.
If you get any of these benefits, you could be eligible:
• Income Support
• Income based Job Seekers Allowance or an Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
• The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
• Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Child Tax Credit (with an annual income of less that £16,190)
You will not be eligible if you are claiming Working Tax Credit.
To apply go to and fill in the form. Or you can ask the 
school office for a form.