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School Milk from Cool Milk

Our school milk scheme

Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?

By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi- skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.

“How much does it cost?” 

Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

“Why should I register my child?”

School milk provides your child with essential nutrients such as calcium and protein, for strong, healthy teeth and bones. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch, so children stay focused.

“How do I register my child?”

 If your child is under five-

Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.

Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.

Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five-

Go to www.coolmilk.com or pick up a form from school.

Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you. If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.

Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.

“How do I find out more?”

Visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.

School Meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal under the Government’s Infant Free School Meal Initiative.

The current price of a school meal is £2.45 for Key Stage 2.  You can pay for school meals online using the school payment system.

Our caterers  Twelve15  provide our school lunches and nutritious meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site every day by the catering staff.

We encourage children to have a school meal unless they have a specific medical need. We are able to provide for special dietary requirements including allergies. We ask all parents to fill in our school meals registration form when your child joins our school.

Good food and good food culture has been shown to lead not only to healthier, happier and more fulfilled children, but to improve educational achievement.  Evidence from those areas that provide universal free school meals is that children eat more healthily and perform better academically.  Schools have also reported improved behaviour and atmosphere as a result of pupils eating together every day. We believe that the school lunchtime is a great opportunity for all our children to sit down together and enjoy their healthy and tasty meal, while developing their social skills.

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Free School Meals

If you think your child may be entitled to a Free School Meal please complete the Free School Meal Eligibility & Pupil Premium Form and return to the school office.

Free School Meal Eligibility & Pupil Premium Form