Accessing Pupil Premium Funding

Did you know … just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets funding? Register now to make sure we do not miss out

The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. Other school funding has been cut so it is important that we access this money.

For every child registered Wentworth Primary School gets £1320 for the next financial year. This includes Foundation, Key Stage 1 & 2 children.

Since September 2014 children in Foundation, Years 1 & 2 have an automatic qualification to receive a free meal every school day. Whilst this change in entitlement means you will no longer be required to apply for a free school meal, if you do not apply the school will not get the additional funding of £1320. This funding ensures we can support you child's learning in the school environment through teacher small group work, teaching assistant support, intervention strategies and additional resources as well as help towards school trips.

How does it work?

  1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list below.
  2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact Mrs Kettlety in the school office.
  3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that is great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than £380 a year), extra benefits and the school gets £1320.
  4. If you do not want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets £1320.

Register and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Please talk to us about registering your child today or complete the application form below .

Do you qualify?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • 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