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.
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
- 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.
Even if your child does not want a school lunch we would encourage you to apply, as you may be entitled to other financial and educational support such as 1:1 tuition, additional in-class and small group support.
To apply for free school meals, please follow the link to the application form available via the website of Kent County Council.