For further information about the impact this funding is having at Broughton Primary, click on the 'Pupil Premium' link under 'Statutory Information'.
The Government gives money to schools as part of their Annual Budget to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.
By just registering your child for Free School Meals, the school will get additional funding in their Annual Budget.
For every child registered, Broughton Primary School receives an additional £1345 to improve provision for your child. If you are registered for Free School Meals, you could also get help with costs of school trips, music tuition, uniform and school clubs. Please register to make sure your child can benefit from this funding.
How does it work?
- First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list below.
- Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact Mrs Marlow (School Business Manager) who will help you to register.
- If you want your child to have a healthy meal at lunchtime, this will be available to them for free.
- Additionally, the school will receive £1345 extra funding to support your child's learning.
- If you don’t want your child to have the school meals, we would still urge you to apply as the school will still receive the funding to make a difference to your child's education.
No one will know you have registered, and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming. Please talk to us about registering your child today.
Do you qualify?
Free School Meals are available for any eligible child who attends school on a full-time basis. Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals if you or your partner receive either:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, with no element of Working Tax Credit
- Household income below £16,190 (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs)
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
Please note: If you have recently stopped working, or have reduced your working hours to less than 16 per week, and are receiving a four-week run-on of Working Tax Credit payments, you can apply for Free School Meals for four weeks, at the commencement of the run-on period.
How do you know if I am entitled?
An online checking system, provided by the Department for Education, is used to process applications. This system links with your benefit provider and confirms whether you are eligible for Free School Meals. It does not provide us with any other information.
Your eligibility will be reviewed on a regular basis; however, you must inform us of any change in circumstances as soon as possible.
How is the money spent?
Broughton Primary uses these funds to:
- Support pupils learning in the classroom by additional teaching assistant support.
- Lunchtime provision for sports and play.
- Pastoral care for pupils as needed.
- Support families with the cost of school trips and residential when there are financial difficulties which could result in the child not taking part.
- Help with school uniform.
For more information on Free School Meals, see the 'School Meals' tab in the menu.
Please come and talk to us if you have more questions or are not sure about applying.