Are you eligible for Pupil Premium?
Free Schools Meals and Pupil Premium Information
Currently, pupils in Years 1 and 2 as well as Reception children all receive free school meals, these are paid by government funding. This provision is called Universal Free School Meals or UFSM.
In addition to this funding, parents in low income families or those that are unemployed can also apply for Pupil Premium funding so that their children can receive free school meals in subsequent school years (Year 3 and onwards). Pupil Premium funding can also give children access to some discounted educational trips and events throughout their school years.
Please read on to find out how to check if you are eligible and if so, how to apply for this financial support.
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’.
If you qualify, your child/children can receive free school meals and reduced costs towards some after school activities (e.g. Tennis, Golf, Cookery clubs) or curriculum enrichment opportunities such as learning to play the violin or guitar. If you are registered for Pupil Premium you may also get help with the cost of day trips and residential trips. In addition to the above support, you will also receive financial help with the cost of your child's first school uniform.
For every child registered, Deanesfield Primary School gets £1,320 this year. This additional funding allows us to provide an even better education for your child through the purchase of additional resources or staff to support learning.
Are you eligible?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you receive any of these benefits:
Please note you are not eligible if you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit.
How to apply:
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
You can find out more information by clicking this link https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/schoolmeals
The information that you supply to register for Pupil Premium will be held securely and will only be used for the purpose of establishing entitlement to Pupil Premium and to contact other sources, as allowed by law, to verify your initial and continuing entitlement.
If in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, you must notify Deanesfield Primary School in writing of any changes to your financial circumstances.