Is my child eligible for pupil premium?
All children at Key Stage 1 access a free lunch through the government's Universal Free School Meals Scheme.
This is different and separate from Pupil Premium Free School Meals (PPFSM), which provides funding for their education as well as free meals. Your child may be entitled to PPFSM if you get any of the following:
If you are eligible for PPFSM, please make sure you claim them even if you have a Key Stage 1 child who already has a free meal. Claiming PPFSM means that a significant about of funding will be provided to the school's budget which enables us to provide the best possible opportunities and support of all our Pupil Premium children.
Your child's education will benefit if you claim PPFSM. You can do this online using the link below, or by talking to the school office.
Free School Meals
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
● Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400
a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
● 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.
Some schools in Kent manage their own Free Schools Meals
application process. For more information, go to: www.kent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals