Free School Meals

Pupil Premium

We are aware that the pandemic has changed many lives and we want all children to achieve their full potential and access everything that our school has to offer. This can be supported by additional funding for children who are eligible for a Pupil Premium grant.

Could your child be eligible for a Pupil Premium grant? 

Children qualify for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium – if you receive any of the following benefits: 

  •                        Universal credit (provided you have a net income of £7400 or less) 
  •                        Income support 
  •                        Income-based jobseekers’ allowance 
  •                        Income-related employment and support allowance 
  •                        Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 
  •                        The guaranteed element of state pension credit 
  •                        Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less 

 

If your child qualifies for free school meals, it’s important that you tell us. Even if they're in Early Years or KS1 and receive universal school meals for infant pupils, or are in KS2 and take a packed lunch – as this enables us to claim pupil premium. This funding can then be used to support your child in school.

 

Children also qualify if: 

  •                        Children are in care 
  •                        Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order 
  •                        Children recorded as being from service families 

 

If you think your child could be eligible please complete the form (available from our school office) and in return for successful applications, you will receive a voucher that will pay for two school jumpers and a book bag.