Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those students from low income families to ensure that they make progress at an equal rate to their peers.

Is my child entitled to Free School Meals?

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 (provided 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 4 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)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

  • younger than the compulsory age for starting school

  • in full-time education

Apply for FSM by clicking here.

How much money does the school receive?

The school currently receives £955 per eligible child for the academic year 2020/21.

In addition to this the school receives £310 for any student who has a parent(s) in the armed forces.

PPG Funding Review 2018-2019: Click here

PPG Funding Review 2019-2020: Click here

PPG Funding Review 2021-2024: Click here

Who can I speak to if I want to know more?

In the first instance speak to the Assistant Head of Year for your child. They will be able to advise you about how to seek support within the school. Also, if you feel that there are additional ways that your child could be supported by accessing the premium then please contact them or Mr Pulford, Deputy Headteacher.