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 children receive Universal Infant Free School Meals. If you have any further questions or require support in applying, please contact Mr S Hussain, Assistant Head Teacher for Curriculum 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 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 Breakfast Club
+ A free book from the school Book Fair
+ 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 applied on or after 1st April 2018 (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/