August 25, 2021
Is your child eligible for free school meals?
If your child is eligible for free school meals, and you claim for them, your child’s academy receives extra funding called ‘pupil premium’.
Pupil premium is funding from the government that is given to academies to help students to reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. Academies receive £1,345 for primary students and £955 for secondary students who are registered for free school meals. The funding has to be used by the academy to enhance the individual learning of the qualifying student, and can be used in many ways including:
Students who are registered for free school meals do not have to eat them and cannot be identified as being registered for free school meals in anyway within the academy. However, the academy cannot claim the extra funding unless the student is registered.
Your child is eligible for free school meals, and therefore pupil premium funding for the academy if you access:
Register your child for free school meals through an application form from the office, to ensure the academy receives the relevant funding it is entitled to. Academy staff are happy to support with any applications. Applications must be made by 7 October 2021.