The Pupil Premium Grant is an amount of money that schools are given to support children from lower income families. Parents can apply for this money by registering their children for free school meals, if they receive any of the following:
Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
Working Tax Creditrun-on – paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
Children who are confirmed as eligible for Free School Meals areautomatically registered for the Pupil Premium Grant. Children remain registered for Pupil Premiumfor six years after they no longer qualify for Free School Meals.
Why apply for Pupil Premium?
As well as free school meals, in 2023-2024, Pupil Premium children can also receive:
a free PE or school sweatshirt or cardigan
subsidised residential trips (depending on individual circumstances)
funding for music lessons and towards instrument hire (depending on individual circumstances)
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are automatically entitled to Universal Infant Free School Meals but do not receive the benefits listed above. Please note that children who are eligible for free school meals can still bring in a packed lunch from home if they prefer.
Please click here for further information from West Sussex County Council.
You can also apply in writing with a form available at the school office; all that is needed is your National Insurance number. Our staff can be available to help with the completion of forms or to organise a translator in a number of languages. You can also contact Mrs Bullen who is the Pupil Premium leader in the school.