Pupil Premium

Did you know … just registering your child for Pupil Premium Free School Meals means we all get extra money?

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best.

This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’

If you receive Pupil Premium Free School Meals, our school will allocate your child up to £80 per term of the funding to help to pay for those little extras, for example:

  • School trip
  • After school clubs
  • School uniform
  • Book Fair purchases
  • Extra-curricular activities g. music, drama, dance lessons or tuition

How does it work

  • First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list below.
  • Registering is really quick and easy – see below ‘How to Apply’

If you do not want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still receives funding and you will be allocated £80 per term.

Do you qualify?
From year 3 onwards, children whose parents are getting any of the following are entitled to free school meals:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).
  • Income Support (IS).
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA).
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (IRESA).
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190).
  • Working Tax Credit run-on  (the payment you get for a further 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).

How to apply - Through the Citizen Portal which is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision.

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