Pupil Premium – Additional Government Funding For Schools
The government supports a Pupil Premium Strategy which is their commitment to pay schools £1,320 a year for each pupil registered as entitled to free school meals (even if you opt for your child to have packed lunches). Schools will receive the extra payment through the premium for every child registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past six years and children in care who have been looked after for six months, or the children of service personnel.
Eligibility for free school meals can save you hundreds of pounds a year and our school will benefit from the government payment which may be used to fund new educational materials, funding towards educational trips, extra-curricular clubs and holiday activities or extra support for your child.
Free school meals may be provided for your children if you are receiving any of the following benefits:
If you are uncertain as to whether you qualify for Free School Meals, please refer to the Free School Meals Eligibility Checker details overleaf.
Applying for Free School Meals
Please complete an online application form:
If you require any further information about Free School Meals, please contact the Information and Advice Centre on 020 3949 7743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not have access to a computer, or would like to discuss any aspects of this letter in complete confidence, please make an appointment with our Parent Support Worker via the school office.
Free School Meal Service