Additional funding - Are you eligible?
Pupil Premium Grant for Families Entitled to Income Based Free School Meals
Although all school meals are free to junior school aged children this academic year (until July 2024), if you were previously entitled to Income Based Free School Meals, or think you might now be eligible, the school receives additional funding through the Pupil Premium Grant.
This is intended to help us to provide additional support to your child in school, as well as in a number of other ways, such as free or reduced cost clubs and school trips, and other individual ways.
This is critical funding for the school and ensures your child receives the additional support that is available to them, but it is not automatic and has to be registered on the school system by October 2023 to be counted.
If you are entitled, it also means that you will still be entitled to Free School Meals until at least 31st March 2025, even if the London Free Meal offer is not extended after July 2024 and even if your own circumstances change at home.
You are eligible if you receive one of the following benefits:
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)
If you have any of the above, please use this form, which will ask you to provide the following details:
Child Name and Class
Parent Name (first name and surname)
Parent Date of Birth
Parent National Insurance Number
The school office team will then be able to check your eligibility before the end of September and ensure you are on the school system in time for school census in October.