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Is you child now eligible for Pupil Premium funding?

Personal circumstances change over time and we may not be aware of potential additional support. 

It may be possible that your child is now eligible for Pupil Premium funding that could not only provide free school meals but also lead to potential additional funding to support their studies and other learning experience opportunities.

If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime they will get the free school meal (that could save you more than £350 a year) and the school gets £935 or £1,320 extra (2016-2017).

If you don't want your child to have the free school meals they can continue as normal - as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets £935 or £1,320 extra. Therefore, it is well worth applying whether you want the free school meals or not.

If you claim any of the following then it will be worth following the link below and applying for the additional funding:

  • 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 guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-free-school-meals

If you have any further questions please do contact Mr Rhodes, Deputy Headteacher or Mr Reeves, Business Manager.