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Pupil Premium / Free School Meals Application

Did you know that if your child is eligible for ‘free school meals’ and you register them for this, we’ll receive extra funding for your child called ‘pupil premium’. We use this extra money to provide extra support in school.

Is my child eligible for free school meals?

Your child might be eligible if you access:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual  gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400

What if my child already recieves Universal infant free school meals?

Currently, pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to a free school meal thanks to a different government funding scheme known as universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). You shouldn’t confuse UIFSM with free schools meals and the pupil premium. 

If your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2 and is eligible for free school meals according to the criteria above, you should still register because we’ll receive the extra pupil premium funding. 

Does my child have to eat the free school meals?

No. Pupils who are registered for free school meals don’t have to eat them. If you’re eligible but you want your child to have packed lunches you should still register because the school will receive the funding which can support your child in other ways. 

How do I register?

You can register on the website:

The system is quick and simple to use and can be accessed via a smart phone or smart device. 

Alternatively, you can contact us to request a paper copy of the form to complete.

More information

For more information about pupil premium go to our dedicated page here, which contains details of how the pupil premium has been spent in the past academic year and how it will be spent this year.

If you have any questions or specific concerns, please contact the us.