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Sutton Road Primary and Nursery

Sutton Road Primary and Nursery

School milk scheme

Milk is the ideal drink for your child. A recent review of evidence by Northumbria University concluded that milk contains a unique package of nutrients that appear to offer health benefits for 5-11 year olds. Milk provides a nutritional boost and keeps children hydrated between meals, helping them to concentrate and learn.

School milk is…

FREE for children under the age of five.
FREE to children receiving or entitled to free school meals.
Subsidised for all other children in primary education.

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 kept chilled until they have it 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 gaps between meals so children stay focused.

How do I register my child?

If your child is under five:

  • If your child is under 5 and you want him/her to have milk, you still need to register them even if the milk is free. Your child will not receive milk without you registering them.
  • Go to
  • 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 so if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five:

  • Go to
  • Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you. Please bear in mind if you register online you can pay straight away, but if you complete 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.

For more information, please visit or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.