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School Meals, Cool Milk & Fruit Scheme

Universal Free School Meals

 

Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is entitled by law to be offered a Free School Meal. If you do not wish your child to have a hot meal you may opt to bring in a packed lunch from home. A copy of the week's menu is posted on the notice board in reception or you can collect a copy of the school meal menu from the office. There is also funding that the school can receive relating to free school meals - please see below:

 

Free School Meals Funding

 

If you receive benefits such as income support, please complete the form below. It only needs to be completed once for this school. You will be required to provide proof to the school of qualifying benefits.  Another form will only need to be completed if your circumstances change i.e. if your surname changes or that of your child(ren's) or parent/carer. Additional siblings can be added to the original signed form.  You are responsible for informing the school immediately if you stop receiving qualifying benefits that entitles your child to a Free School Meal. This attracts additional funding to the school and can be used for school trips and clubs.

 

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Our School Milk Scheme

 

By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml carton of semi-skimmed milk every day.  This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom.  Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and continues to be subsidised at around £15 per term for children aged five or older.  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.

If your child is under five -

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

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 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 the school office.

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, or if using a registration form, you will need to wait to receive a payment request.

Pay by Tuesday for your child's milk to start the following week.

For more information visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.

 

 

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National Fruit Scheme

 

Every Reception and KS1 child is offered a piece of fruit each day courtesy of the Government's National Fruit Scheme. This also helps to bridge the gap between breakfast and lunch and is known to support children's readiness to learn.

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