The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include: pupils who are entitled to free school meals or who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) within the last six years; those looked after by the local authority; those adopted from care and the children of armed service personnel.
Below are the details of how we use our Pupil Premium allocation this academic year and the impact on attainment of our Pupil Premium pupils.
If you are in receipt of one of the following benefits your child/children are entitled to free school meals.
- Income Support.
- Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if you are an asylum seeker.
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.
- Child Tax Credit (not including Working Tax Credit) - if the household income is below £16,190.
Even if your child does not want a hot school lunch we would encourage you to apply as you may be entitled to other financial and educational support from the school such as 1:1 tuition, additional in-class and small group support. See our Pupil Premium expenditure Information 2018-2019 document above for more details on how our funding allocation was used last academic year at Meopham Community Academy.
To apply for Pupil Premium/free school meals, please click on the button below which will take you to the application form on the website of Kent County Council.