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Cotmanhay Junior School

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School Meals

If you want to find out more about school meals in Derbyshire, or if you think your child might be eligible for a free school meal, follow this link:

Free school meals - Derbyshire County Council


If you would like to view a menu please follow this link:

What's on the school lunch menu in Derbyshire - Derbyshire County CouncilMy School Lunch


The cost for a school dinner is currently £2.30 per day.


Facts about primary school meals in Derbyshire

  • menus comply with the Government nutritional standards
  • all recipes are low in sugar and fat
  • daily servings of vegetables, salad and fresh fruit
  • oven baking of dishes in preference to frying
  • home-cooked dishes with quality ingredients, that are locally sourced where possible
  • all ingredients are checked for unnecessary additives and allergens
  • bread served as an accompaniment to the meal
  • special medically referred diets can usually be catered for.

Cost of School Meals


School meals are available to children at a cost of £2.20 per day or at no cost to those in receipt of Free School Meals entitlement. School meals must be paid for in advance. Any revision to the school meal prices will be notified to parents/carers the term prior to the new charge taking effect.


Payment for School Meals


From 31st January 2022 we will no longer be accepting cash in school office.  Please make payment for your child's meals using our school payment system, ParentPay. Please contact the school office if you require any assistance setting up your ParentPay account.