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Pupil Premium

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.

More Information

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 2021-2022 document above for more details on how we plan to use our funding allocation this 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.