Each school receives additional funding for those children entitled to Free School Meals via the Pupil Premium Allocation. Detailed below is information you can download about how this is spent at Poulton St Chad’s CE Primary School.
If you feel your child may be entitled to Free School Meals then please visit the Lancashire County Council Website – http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/schools/help-with-school-costs/free-school-meals.aspx
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
· Universal Credit with a household income of less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
· Income-Based Jobseekers’ Allowance
· Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
· Child Tax Credit, not entitled to Working Tax Credit and household income less than £16,190
· Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
· Income Support
· Working Tax Credit ‘run on’ – the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you finish work
If your child is currently eligible for free school meals, that eligibility will be protected until Universal Credit is introduced (expected March 2022) even if your circumstances change. If your child is still in education on this date, they will be eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they are in.
If you have a younger child starting school in September and you are no longer eligible, they will not be protected because this would be a new claim.
If you would like to speak to school about any application in total confidence then please contact Miss S Holden on 01253 883639.
All KS1 Children in Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to the universal free school meal, this is a non-means tested benefit of approximately £450 per year for your child. We encourage all infant children to take the benefit of a school lunch every day.
For children eligible for pupil premium, not only will you receive a free meal (KS1 and KS2), the school also offers in-class and small group support with learning as well as other enrichment opportunities.
In addition to funding for children eligible for free school meals, the school attracts additional funding for children who are or who have ever been in care, as well as children of Service Personnel. This funding is based upon parent/carers providing evidence to the school. Please contact Miss Holden for further information.