Pupil Premium

Every school receives additional funding for children who are entitled to free school meals; who have been ‘Looked After’ for 6 months or more; and for children from families in the armed forces

This funding also includes children who have been entitled to free school meals at some point in the last 6 years

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This guidance is an overview of pupil premium for school staff, parents and anyone else interested in the pupil premium. There’s separate guidance about using pupil premium funding for school …
Do you receive one of the following benefits?

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).


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