Is my child entitled?
The Pupil Premium grant is money given to schools. It is to help all children to do their best no matter what their background or financial situation is.
Children may be eligible if:
¨ Are registered for free school meals
¨ Have been registered for free school meals at any point since May 2010
¨ Are, or have been, in care
¨ Have parents in the armed forces
Who gets Free School Meals?
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)
In addition, schools must provide free school meals to all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This is known as universal infant free school meals.