The School Milk Scheme – How to Get Involved
Register for School Milk
If your school is interested in registering for EU-subsidised School Milk, you should contact The National Dairy Council. The NDC will advise you which dairy can deliver milk to your school and will also discuss the various packaging and delivery options available. As the EU School Milk subsidy is already built into the price of milk supplied, schools that employ external catering companies can still benefit from School Milk.
School Milk Packaging options include:
• 189ml or 250ml individual cartons and bottles
• 330ml individual cartons
• 1 and 2 litre containers
• A dispensing machine if the school has a canteen facility
Your local dairy will advise you which option is best suited to your individual school's requirements depending on the range of packaging formats that they can supply. The school can then complete the School Milk application form and arrange a date for the first delivery of milk.
School Milk Payment Options
Milk can be paid for by students in one of the following two ways:
• Students can complete a form at the start of each term and pay the required amount for milk each day of that term. The school confirms the number of units required each day and the dairy will deliver this to the school. This system works best where there is no canteen or shop facility in the school.
• Students can purchase milk on a pay per use basis. Your dairy will deliver an agreed quantity of milk which is sold to students in the school shop or canteen each day.
School Milk Refrigeration
At The National Dairy Council we are committed to ensuring that your pupils enjoy milk at its freshest at all times. That's why, in association with your local dairy, we have a limited number of free fridges available to schools that register for School Milk. When your school registers for the School Milk Scheme, a fridge will be ordered, delivered and installed directly in the school, free of charge, if required.