Free School Meals are available for your child if you get any of the following financial support:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit; this is as long as you're not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual gross income is no more than £16,190
- Working Tax Credit 'run-on' payment (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit: this is as long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
The school doesn't see any specific information about your income or the benefits you receive.
Children who are paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or carer, can also get free school meals.
To apply please either phone 01305 221090 or click the link below.
Pupil premium is the name of the fund given directly to schools to support pupils who are in receipt of Free School Meals, Looked After Children who are in public care, or young people whose parents are members of the Armed forces.
Pupil Premium may be used to purchase resources or provision that will directly help your child achieve their academic potential. Examples of this are: funding additional Teaching Assistance hours in the classroom so that pupil/adult ratios are smaller; small group or one to one intervention by Teacher or Teaching Assistants; financial help with trips or purchasing learning resources to use at home etc.
The Governors have agreed that every child on Pupil Premium should be entitled to one branded sweatshirt a year and access to £100 to help with trips and other materials. Please contact Mrs Crumpler or Mrs Regan to discuss this. The Headteacher will decide how the remainder of the money in spent in the best interest of your child.