School Milk

From 1st January 2015, schools across England are legally required to ensure milk is made available during the school day to all pupils who want it. This is because milk is an important part of children's diets. In practice, this means that schools can make milk available at either mid morning or afternoon break or at lunchtime. 

At present children in Key Stage 1 aged five and or over, who are in receipt of a Free School Meal in line with Leeds Revenues and Benefits Service and Pupil Premium children  are entitled to receive free school milk. 

Under the Department of Health Nursery Milk Scheme all children under five are entitled to receive, free of charge, 189 ml of milk each day they attend school. 

September 2013 saw the introduction of The Cool Milk Scheme here at Adel St John. Cool Milk works with over 9300 English schools. The company are experts in providing school milk administration and their website will guide parents through the registration process.


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.

Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at

“How do I register my child?”

If your child is under five- 1. Go to or pick up a form from school. 2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week. 3. 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- 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?”

Visit or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.