From September 2015 all children in Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2 have been able to get a free school meal - regardless of income.
However, if you are on what the Government terms 'on a low income', it is important that you still apply for Free School Meals even if your child is in Early Years, Year 1 or Year 2. For every child registered, the school gets a 'Pupil Premium' up to £1, 455 per a child. This money is invested back in to helping your child achieve their best at school and enables us to provide a wide range of resources and opportunities.
The following groups are eligible for pupil premium:
- pupils who are recorded as eligible for free school meals, or have been recorded as eligible in the past 6 years, including eligible children of families who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF)
- children looked after by local authorities, referred to as looked-after children
- children previously looked after by a local authority or other state care, referred to as previously looked-after children
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