St Andrew's C of E Primary School

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?


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:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.


To find out more please contact the school.