Pupil Premium Money

Did you know that the school receives extra funding if your child is entitled to Free School Meals? This money is called Pupil Premium money, and the extra money can really help the school in a significant way. 

Because the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a Free School Meal anyway, we sometimes miss out on this extra funding because parents do not make the necessary claim. If you think your child meets the criteria, please contact the school office


Free School Meals

If your child is in the Reception Class, Year 1 or Year 2 they will receive a FREE school meal. Older children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 pay for their meal.

Some children are eligible for a free school meal, as outlined below:

Is your child eligible for a free school meal?


If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance 
  • The guaranteed part of Pension Credit 
  • Income Related Employment and support Allowance (ESA) 
  • Universal Credit (from 2014 details of this qualifying income may change 
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit or an amount paid for childcare with your CTC. HM Revenues & Customs must also have worked out your household income as £16,190 a year or less. This income limit lasts until April 2015 but may go up in future years
  • If you are entitled to a Working Tax Credit run-on payment for four weeks after stopping work or reducing working hours to under 16 hours per week. 

Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.


Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be entitled to receive free school meals.


If you think your child is entitled to free school meals, you’ll usually need to fill in an application form supplied by your local council. Give your completed application to the school and make sure you can show documentary proof of any support you are receiving.


You can claim free school meals if you are an asylum seeker.


To find out more please contact the school.