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Eligibility Criteria for Barley Croft to receive Pupil Premium (Free School Meals)

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:

    

  • Income Support
  • Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

 

Your child may also get free school meals if you get any of these benefits and your child is both:

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until they finish the phase of schooling (primary or secondary) they’re in on 31 March 2022.

          

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children in schools.

                    

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Pupil Premium funding and how it is being used to benefit your child, please look under the 'Pupil Premium' tab on this website.

         

If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, you can apply in a number of ways:

  • Collect a form from the school office
  • Phone the Local Authority on 0116 454 1009
  • Apply online (see link below)

 

Infant Free School Meals

From September 2014 every child in Reception, Year 1 & 2, in government – funded schools will be offered a free school lunch.

 

 

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