Free School Meals

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.

 

With this money we have provided:

·         1 to 1 tuition in English and/or Maths

·         Small group intervention to support speech and language development

·         Small group intervention to support the acquisition of phonic knowledge

·         Transport to and from school

·         Easter School for Y6 pupils

·         Summer School for Y6 pupils

·         Financial support for enrichment activities (trips, residential, After School Club)

·         Support from the Pupil Premium Coordinator (Angela Simpson)

Do you qualify?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

· 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 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

· Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

· Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Pupils can also register for Free School Meals if they get any of these benefits themselves.

 

From September 2014 a new universal eligibility checking service for free school meals was introduced. This enabled Lincolnshire County Council to check all primary and secondary school pupils for free school meal eligibility. This system also determines eligibility for Pupil Premium, which means schools receive an extra £1,300 per eligible pupil from central government.

To help ensure that we are able to claim the correct level of funding, please provide the details requested on the application form. Parents do not have to provide this information but we would encourage you to register so that we receive as much Pupil Premium funding as possible. If you do not wish to provide the information please advise the school office. 

To avoid requesting this information again, Lincolnshire County Council will store your data securely and it will be checked periodically for eligibility.  We will write to you if your child becomes eligible.