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Free School Meals: Are you Eligible?

As you are probably aware, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are
eligible for Universal Free School Meals. However, some children from lower
income families may be eligible to receive ‘Pupil Premium Free School Meals’ as
an alternative. We are asking parents and guardians whose income would
entitle them to the Pupil Premium Free School Meals (see the below criteria)
to complete this form. Please note that you should NOT complete the form unless
you meet the criteria below.

The Pupil Premium is extra money given to your child’s school to spend on
resources such as one to one tutoring, extra curricular clubs and school trips. For
2016/2017 this is £1320 per pupil. Funding is based on children registered for
Pupil Premium Free School Meals, further reinforcing the importance of making
sure all those who qualify are actually registered.

Please complete all sections on the reverse of this letter if your income meets
one of the categories below and return it to the address shown at the top of the
form. This will be processed in confidence by the Local Authority.


If your income meets one of the categories below, please contact the Local Authority on 0300 1237039 to register.

Your child may be entitled to receive Pupil Premium Free School Meals if you are
entitled to receive one of the following:
• 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 you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have
an annual income that does not exceed £16,190.
• Universal Credit


It is really important that you complete and return this form to help make sure your
child’s school is funded as well as possible.


A Copy of the Pupil Premium Registration form is available below. 

Please complete all sections and return this form to Revenues & Benefits, PO Box 187, Ellesmere Port, CH34 9DB

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