Frequently Asked Questions


I am a Parent/ Carer of a Pupil Premium and/ or Service Premium child, can I obtain information on how the money has been spent in relation to my child?

Yes. As well as tracking the progress of our Pupil Premium and Service Premium children, overall tracking of expenditure and the impact of interventions offered, we also have a detailed financial tracking document which enables us to identify exactly how our Pupil Premium & Service Premium children have benefitted as individuals.

Parents/ carers of children who are eligible for this additional funding are welcome to contact Mr Dodd (Headteacher) to obtain the more detailed record of how this money has been spent in relation to their own child.

My child already receives free school meals as part of the Government’s scheme for EYFS and Key-Stage 1 children, do I still need to apply?

Yes, we still need you to apply to enable us to receive the additional income in to our school budget to benefit your child.

What are the criteria for being in receipt of Free School Meals?

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - your household income must be less than £7,400 per month (after tax and not including any benefits you get).

Does the school offer other benefits to children who are eligible for Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium children are entitled to a free set of badged uniform per academic year and free access to the before school ‘Breakfast Club’,  ‘After School Club’  and other club provision run by the school.

All Pupil Premium children receive support with the cost of school visits and, in Key-Stage 2, the school residential experiences.

Service Premium children are entitled to a free set of badged uniform per academic year and free access to clubs run by the school. They also have free access to the ‘Breakfast Club’ and ‘After School Club’ provision in the term in which they join the school and some access thereafter (see the Charging and Remissions Policy for details).