DID YOU KNOW … JUST REGISTERING YOUR CHILD FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS COULD MEAN THE SCHOOL RECEIVES EXTRA MONEY?

The government gives schools money to help children from lower income families do their best. This funding is called “Pupil Premium”. For every child registered, our school receives £1,320 from September 2016. With this money we are able to purchase new resources and enhance our provision which the school could not otherwise afford.

In order for the school to receive this additional funding parents must register their child for a Free School Meal if they are eligible. This includes any parents of pupils in Reception, Year 1 and 2 who now automatically receive a free school meal.

Are you eligible ? 

Your child, or children, may qualify for free school meals if you are able to meet the following criteria:

You or your partner must have a child or children for whom you receive child benefit who is in full time education, under 19 years of age and who attends a local authority school or sixth form.

You and your partner must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA – IB)
  • Guarantee Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA Income Related)
  • Child Tax Credit – but not Working Tax Credit – and your income for Tax Credit purposes must be less than £16,190.00 (details are shown on your Tax Credit award notice)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

How to apply

If this applies to you, please complete our free school meals application form and return it to the address shown.

If you satisfy the requirements for your child / children to receive free school meals, and submit the information required over the page, school will be informed of this and free meals will be available immediately.

Parents can be sure that pupils who receive a free school meal are not singled out in any way.

If you stop receiving one of the qualifying benefits; or you stop being responsible for the child/children concerned; or your Tax Credit entitlement changes, you MUST inform the Council’s Benefit Section immediately.

Tel: 0191 433 3729 / Email: benefitenquiries@gateshead.gov.uk

Pupil Premium Funding at South Street 2017-2018

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-18 (3)

Pupil Premium Report 2016-2017

Pupil Premium Report expenditure and impact 2016 17

 

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