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Life at School

About life here at West Coventry Academy




ABM - Mint are a fresh food company, preparing all food freshly on site - where possible. The best quality ingredients are turned into the best quality foods. The provenance and origin of the food they buy is a key consideration for them and they are committed to a policy of sustainable procurement, working in partnership with local suppliers and main distributors to manage the impact of their business.

The menus that the development chefs continue to develop reflect the best of the High Street, increased healthy eating selections and wherever possible include local seasonal ingredients. ABM - Mint believe that involving students in the catering provision and engaging with them throughout the term of the contract will enable them to maintain customer loyalty and continually flex and adapt their services to meet ever changing needs.

Healthy options are available throughout the day together with special dietary information. ABM - Mint understand the importance of this for an increasing number of their customers. They will actively support mainstream dietary requirements but also cater for specific needs, for example, gluten free chocolate brownie is one of their best sellers!

ABM - Mint have redesigned our canteen to provide a more up to date and contemporary feel, whilst allowing us to seat more students than ever before.

Free School Meals

Children whose parents receive the following support payments are entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the immigration AND Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

How to claim: For more information on entitlement visit:

If you think your child should be receiving free school meals, take your proof of entitlement to your child’s school.