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School Meals


Healthy eating is not just about grazing on raw fruit, vegetables and cold sandwiches.  At school it's also about allowing enough time to sit at a table and eat the valuable nutrients found in a balance of freshly cooked hot and cold meals in a pleasant environment with other children.  Our commitment is to provide pupil's with healthy, nutritious and exciting meals.  A cafeteria service is offered at Cotwall End and a wide variety of meals are available.  Menus are planned to meet the values for Nutrient Based Standards by providing meals full of tasty ingredients.

From September 2014 all children in Foundation Stage and KS1 are entitled to a universal free school meal - hot or cold option. 

The cost of a school meal for children in KS2 is £2.20 which includes a drink of water.  Meals can be paid for on a daily basis at the lunchtime till.  Please send money with your child in a named purse.  If you prefer to pay on a weekly/monthly basis then please ask for a dinner money envelope from the school office.  Cheques are to be made payable to Dudley MBC.

A lunchtime menu can be found on the link at the bottom of this page and a copy is available from the school office.

As Cotwall End is a Health Promoting School we do not allow unhealthy snacks at breaktime.  KS2 children are able to purchase healthy cereal-based, handmade cookies and flapjacks at breaktime.  KS1 children each receive a piece of fruit at morning break time.



To receive a free school meal you need to receive child benefit and either;

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit Run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

For further information, please click on the link; Dudley MBC Free School Meals

To complete an enquiry form click on the link: Free School Meal enquiry form

If you would like to speak to someone please call 01384 814 988

To email the department click onthis link

To visit in person at Dudley Council Plus, Castle Street, Dudley, between 8.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and 9.00am - 12.00pm Saturday.