Free School Meals / Pupil Premium Grant
If your child is eligible for free school meals, it's worth registering them even if they're not going to have the school lunch, or if they are now provided with a school lunch following the introduction of universal infant free school meals. This is because schools receive a 'pupil premium' - an extra payment for each eligible child which enables us to provide support and services which directly benefit pupils.
Children may qualify for free school meals if their parent/carer receives one of the following benefits:
Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after the person stops
qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no
more than £16,190
Apply online https://emsonline.nottscc.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE or call 0300 500 80 80.
If you wish to speak with us in more detail about this, please do not hesitate to contact the office who will be able to help.
Haydn Mitton Head of School