Pupil Premium Grant

Do you quality for benefits-based Free School Meals?

You can register for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Universal Credit (if you apply on or after 1st April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefit)

  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

Even if your child is in Reception, Year One or Year Two, where school meals are universally free, and regardless of whether you want them to have hot school lunches, registering provides the school with £1,345 pupil premium grant funding. This entitles your child to additional support or resources.

Applying for Benefits-based Free School Meals

Please speak to the School Office if you would like us to make the application for you. Alternatively, you can apply yourself here.

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and close the gaps between them and their peers.

You can find out more about how we allocate this funding and what the impact has been below: