Useful Information


Please find below links to our Complaints Policy and our complaints form. The form can be either emailed to the school (using the address given on the 'Contact Us' page), brought into school in person or posted.

Complaints Procedure

Complaints Form

Autumn/Winter Menu

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been certified with the Primary Catering - Quality Assurance Bronze Award in July 2016.

We are also very proud to promote healthy eating in our school and were awarded 'National Healthy Schools Status' in 2011 in recognition of this.

We provide meals in line with the Derbyshire County Council catering service and follow their Primary School menu. Please click on the link below to see the current menu as a guide to what the children have for lunch. Menu changes may be necessary at times due to special events or unavailability of ingredients, we will advise you of any changes in advance wherever possible.

All infant age children now receive school meals free of charge so we would highly recommend that you encourage your child to have a healthy and nutritious lunch with us every day.


As well as hot meals we are able to offer a sandwich selection which changes daily. Our sandwich platter consists of the sandwich of the day, a side salad, fruit and a cake or biscuit. 

Cool Milk

Milk is an excellent source of calcium, vitamins and nutrients and it helps to keep your child hydrated and boosts their energy levels in the gap between breakfast and lunch.

Every morning break our pupils have the opportunity to have a carton of milk supplied by Cool Milk, a national provider of milk to schools. Parents will need to register for this service and this can be done online via the Cool Milk Website or by filling in an application form and returning it by post. (see links below)

Milk is FREE of charge for children who are under 5 and costs just 22p per day on average once they reach 5 years old. Cool Milk will invoice parents directly once their child turns 5 years old. Upon payment of the invoice (via their website or at a PayPoint outlet) your child's name will appear on our school drinking list and they will receive their milk daily.

Children who are entitled to statutory free school meals can receive their milk free of charge from January 2015. If your child is eligible for this, please complete the form below and return it to the school office. Please speak to Mrs Mansell in the office for more information on this scheme.

Cool Milk Information Sheet

Sun Safe

At Copthorne Community Infant School we take part in the Sun Safe Schools national accreditation scheme. 

Sun Safe Cerfificate

The scheme has been developed by national skin cancer charity 'Skcin', to assist primary schools in implementing a successful Sun Safety Policy whilst encouraging schools and parents to work together to increase knowledge, influence behaviour and prevent skin cancer. 

  Sun Safety Factsheet

Whilst we recognise that some sun is good for us, Sun Safety is an important health and safety issue for schools. Children spend almost half their childhood at school, with approximately 8 hours per week spent outdoors. During the warmer months of the year children are exposed to UV radiation from the sun, the majority of which is when UV penetration is strongest (between 11am and 3pm).  

Without adequate protection, a child's delicate skin can easily burn, this can cause irreparable damage that could significantly increase their risk of developing skin cancer in later life. The good news is that skin cancer is almost entirely preventable and with parental support, simple steps can be undertaken to ensure that your child is protected and can enjoy the sun safely.  

Step 1 – All day Sunscreen.  This should be applied before your child comes to school.  The cream should have a minimum Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30+ and provide both UVA and UVB protection and if labelled with a UVA star rating, carry a minimum of 4 stars.  During high UV days then cream can also be bought into school so that it can be reapplied by your child. 

Step 2 – Sun Hat. Sun hats should be either broad-brimmed (bucket style) or legionnaire to shade the face, neck and ears. 

Again, your support to reinforce this messaging at home will be of great benefit, helping to influence behaviours for a positive, Sun Safe future. Guidance and practical advice about UV, Sun Safety, skin cancer prevention and early detection can be found on