Sidegate Primary School

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Cool 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 focussed.


“How do I register my child?”

  • If your child is in Reception (EYFS)

You do not need to do anything.  We have already registered your child and they will continue to receive free milk until they move into Year 1.  If you wish your child to continue to receive milk when they move into Year 1 next September, remember to register in the Summer term using the link below.


  • If your child is in Years 1 - 6

1. Go to or pick up a form from school.

2. 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.

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


“How do I find out more?”


Keep up to date with the latest school news through our weekly and year group newsletters.