Dear Parent/ Carer,
Our school milk scheme
Our school provides a milk scheme that is available to all of our pupils and we would like to invite you to register your child. School milk is free for all under-fives and those entitled to free school meals. It is subsidised for other pupils at approximately £15.00 a term.
Each pupil that registers with Cool Milk will receive a carton of semi-skimmed milk every day, which is delivered fresh and chilled to the classroom. School milk will not only provide them with essential nutrients, but it is also rehydrating and energy boosting.
If your child is entitled to Free School Meals then they will receive a daily carton of milk from now onwards and you do not need to register with Coolmilk. If you do not wish your child to have this milk, please inform the school office as soon as possible.
Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at www.coolmilk.com/whyschoolmilk
How to register
If your child is in Year 1 to 6 and not entitled to free school meals and you would like them to have milk:
- Complete a registration form or register online www.coolmilk.com as soon as possible. Shortly after registering you will receive a payment request.
- You can pay Cool Milk either online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in half-termly, termly or annual instalments.
- Please pay by Tuesday 5pm for your child’s milk to start the following week.
If you have any questions regarding school milk please visit www.coolmilk.com or contact Cool Milk directly on 0844 854 2913.
School dinners are payable at a cost of £2.20 a day. If you are not entitled to Free school meals, you will be issued with codes that enable you to log onto a website called Parentpay. Through this website you can pay for your child/childrens’ school dinner on line. Your ParentPay account needs to be in credit in order for us to let your child have a school dinner. If you have any queries with regard to paying for school dinners or if you think you are entitled to Free school meals, please talk to Donna.
A New Way To Pay For School Lunches!
School dinners at Fairlight are paid using an internet payment system that you can log into and then top-up with credit as you need it. www.parentpay.com
Log on codes can be obtained from the school office.
School Lunch Prices are £2.20 per day.
It is important that you put credit onto your account in advance for your child's school meals. Any debts for school lunches which remain unpaid will be chased up. Additionally, your child may not be allowed to have school lunches or participate in clubs or trips until the debt is repaid.
Many parents have asked for further support and information to help them make an informed decision around school meals. The Little Book of Goodness written by the School Food Trust is designed to address these concerns.
This ensures that children are provided with a healthy balanced meal. We work with our contractors, Autograph Education, to create the menus which include:
A variety of red meat and poultry dishes all to the red tractor standard
- sustainable fish including omega-3 rich oily fish
- local free range eggs
- balanced vegetarian dishes
- a wide choice of fresh fruit, vegetables and salad
- fresh bread, cooked on site daily.
Please see a copy of the menu below. This runs until October Half Term.
Children may bring packed lunches if preferred.
Does your child qualify for 'Free Meals'?
Children whose parents receive one of the following benefits will be entitled to receive free school meals:
Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
Income-related employment and support allowance (this benefit was introduced 27 October 2008)
support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income that does not exceed £16 190 (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs). Note - from 1 May 2009 where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after their employment ceases, or after they start to work less than 16 hours per week, their children are entitled to free school lunches.
the Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Working Tax Credit
If you are in receipt of any Working Tax Credit you will not be eligible to apply for Free School Meals
Unsure if you are eligible for free school meals?
|If I get?||Do we get free meals?|
Child Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit on a four week run on
Working Tax Credit
No Tax Credits but income is below £16,190
|No - you need to be getting one of the benefits listed above|
If 'yes' you must register at the 'Office'.