Pupil Premium and Free School Meals
Our Pupil Premium Statement & strategies
We are asking all parents to find out if their child can get free school meals and to register for Pupil Premium funding. The Pupil Premium is extra funding for every child who’s eligible for free school meals throughout their time at school.
Pupil Premium funding is around £1320 per primary school child and around £935 per secondary school child. This money makes a big difference to schools and the eligible pupils.
You should apply for Pupil Premium if your child is in Reception to Year 2.
Please fill out the Pupil Premium checker form and return to the school office.
Pupil Premium Checker Form
Children in Year 3 and older
You can apply for free school meals and Pupil Premium from Year 3 onwards if you receive any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit: if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get) If your child is eligible for free school meals they will eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in on 31 March 2023.
Apply for free school meals and Pupil Premium
Applying online is the easiest way. You’ll get an immediate decision or they will tell you if they need more information.