APPLYING FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS AND PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
If you feel you meet the following criteria, please complete the online form to initiate possible Pupil Premium funding for your child, regardless of the fact that all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children receive Universal Infant Free School Meals. If your child has entered Year 3 in 2018/19 they are no longer automatically eligible for free school meals under the Universal Infant Free School Meals Scheme, again if you meet the criteria set-out below, please apply via the Redbridge website. Finally, if your child has entered Years 4, 5 or 6 and you feel you meet the criteria - and have not already applied - visit the website as funding will continue under the condition of Forever Six, which will continue into Secondary education. Applications are confidential and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming. If you have any further questions or require support in applying, please contact Mr Kirkby, Assistant Head Teacher for KS2 and Pupil Premium.
Benefits of Pupil Premium Funding
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’. For every child registered Aldersbrook Primary School will receive a maximum of £1320 this year.
With this money we could provide:
+ Opportunities for funded additional learning support such as tuition and after school activities
+ Free music tuition
+ Reduced costs for educational visits and residential trips
+ Subsidised after school clubs
+ Subsidised uniform vouchers
+ Free school ‘Starter Pack’ (including a dictionary, Maths resources, P.E bag etc.).
+ More interventions to accelerate your child’s academic progress
+ Interventions to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and social emotional skills.
Who Qualifies for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding?
Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding can only be awarded if you or your partners are claiming:
+ 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 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
+ Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
How to apply:
- Check if your qualify by looking at the list above
- Complete the form online on https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/free-school-meals/