All children at Key Stage 1 access a free lunch through the government's Universal Infant Free School Meals Scheme (UIFSM).
This is different and separate from Pupil Premium Free School Meals (PPFSM), which provides funding for their education as well as free meals. Your child may be entitled to PPFSM if you get any of the following:
If you are eligible for PPFSM, please make sure you claim them even if you have a Key Stage 1 child who already has a free meal. Claiming PPFSM means that a significant amount of funding will be provided to the school's budget which enables us to offer educational support, a fully funded place at Breakfast Club, contributions towards school clubs, trips and general school expenses. PPFSM allows us to provide the best possible opportunities and support to all our Pupil Premium children.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:
Schools will receive £2,300 for any pupil:
The funding for pupils who are looked after by a local authority, and attract the £2,300 rate, is managed by the virtual school head of the local authority that looks after the pupil.
Your child's education will benefit if you claim PPFSM. You can do this online using the link below.