Free School Meals & Pupil Premium
Did you know… just registering your child for Free School Meals means that our school gets extra money to help support them? Register now to make sure we don’t miss out.
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’.
For every child registered, St Peter’s C of E Primary gets £1320 this year.
With this money we can provide additional support for your child to ensure they achieve their full potential.
Please register as soon as possible to make sure your child and others in their class don’t miss out. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
IMPORTANT: Even if your child receives Universal Infant Free School Meal (Reception, year 1 and year 2) it is still important to apply for it, because the school will receive additional ‘Pupil Premium’ funding for every eligible pupil.
How Does It Work?
- First, check if you qualify. It is not just if you are unemployed. It can include Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment & Support Allowance, Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190) or Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ (the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit).
- Registering is really quick and easy. If you think you qualify, contact North East Lincolnshire Council on 01472 323732.
- If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than £350 per year), and the school gets £1320 extra.
- If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets £1320 extra.
If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals, please talk to us today. Alternatively you can apply online at www.nelincs.gov.uk/apply-for-it/, or you can contact North East Lincolnshire Council (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 01472 323732). Free meals can only be provided when the school has received official notification from the Council.