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Pupil Premium


Free School Meals and Pupil Premium (FSM & PP)

You can claim free school meals for each child who attends Field End Junior School if you receive one of these benefits:

  • Income support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support as a result of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit (If a household is earning less than £7,400 per year.)

How do I claim free school meals?

Contact the school on 02088668752 to check if your child is eligible for free school meals and pupil premium funding or click here to apply online .

We use the government eligibility checker to confirm your entitlement. Successful claims can begin the same day. If your claim is not successful or you need to send more proof we will contact you by phone or email, your entitlement will only begin once this information is provided.  If you are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, you can give your permission for your eligibility to be checked using these records.

We cannot backdate claims for Free School Meals to cover unpaid dinner money, or to refund any dinner money paid prior to the date of a successful application.

Change of circumstances

You must remember to tell us if you have any changes to your income or household. For example, you must tell us if

  • your benefits stop 
  • you start to get Working Tax Credit
  • your child changes school 
  • your child leaves school 
  • you change your address

If you do not tell us of any changes in your circumstances, you may have to pay for any taken school meals that your child was not entitled to.

Appealing against the free school meals eligibility criteria

The qualifying criteria for free school meals is set by Central Government.  Any change to the criteria must be raised via your Member of Parliament.

Pupil premium

This is additional funding that your child’s school can claim.  It is available for any child who qualifies for free school meals due to their family income.

The money is used by the school to help to provide more support to the children, to help develop children’s academic progress, their self-esteem or their social and emotional skills.

For each child registered, the school will receive:

  • £1320 for pupils in reception through to Year 6
  • £1900 for pupils who are in care or who have left local authority care through adoption/special guardianship order/child arrangements order/residence order
  • £300 for pupils where either parent is a serving member of the armed forces or has been in service during the child’s education 

Some of the ways we use the pupil premium fund at Field End Juniors:

  • Additional adults in the classroom to develop confidence and expertise in writing
  • Small group tuition to boost pupils’ academic attainment
  • Teacher professional development to ensure children receive the best possible education
  • Healthy snacks
  • Subsidies on trips and events
  • Interventions to support pupils socially and emotionally.

Please see the documentation below for more details.

Other support

  • Benefit Helpline: 0345 300 3900 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, and Saturday, 8am to 4pm)
  • JobCentre Plus: 0800 0556688 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm).

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