Applying for Free School Meals
FREE SCHOOL MEALS and PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING ELIGIBILITY CHECK
Whilst attending an infant class you child has been entitled to non means tested Universal Free School Meals; this is not the case now they have reached KS2 where entitlement to free school meals is benefit based.
You must be in receipt of one of the below benefits to be eligible for a Free School Meal for your child/children.
Employment & Support Allowance – Income related
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (NOT Contribution Based JSA)
Child Tax Credit only (with a combined family income of less than £16,190 per annum as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs).
Please note, anyone receiving Working Tax Credit, regardless of income, will NOT qualify for FSMs.
Working Tax Credit run-on – paid 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS)
Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit Each child who is eligible for free school meals, or has been within 6 years, brings additional funding to the school. This is called Pupil Premium.
SMSG is now able to check and collect information regarding Free School Meals and Pupil Premium through Capita. You can register to find out if your child is eligible by following the link below.
The system is quick and simple to use and can be accessed via a home computer, smartphone or hand held device. It is easy to register all you need is your name, address, phone number, national insurance number and email address, which you can enter at the website.
You can just put in your Free School Meal application number if you have one.
If you qualify, please show the Application Summary to the school office on your smartphone or print a copy for the school.
Please come and see us in the school office if you have any problems registering.
The Pupil Premium is a grant that is given to the school to support children who are in low-income families and who may need additional support to achieve their best in school. Any parent who registers their child for Free School Meals automatically triggers additional grant to the school. For this reason we ask all parents to register - even if they do not want the free meal. Children who qualify for Pupil premium then have reduced costs for school clubs, music lessons and residential visits.
We also provide additional intervention in school to support children and help to 'close the gap' between the most able and the lower achievers.
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Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Report (updated 1.10.19)
Governor responsible for oversight of expenditure & outcomes of Pupil Premium Grant: Clive Williams
St Mary and St Giles Church of England School receives additional funding in the form of the Pupil Premium Grant to support:
The range of provision the school has considered include:
All our work funded by the Pupil Premium Grant will be aimed at accelerating pupil progress so that children eligible for free school meals reach at least age related expectations and develop their self-confidence. We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. At least 50% of any group will be made up of PPG children.
The Pupil Premium Grant will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.
It will be the responsibility of the Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher, SENCOs and senior leaders, to produce regular reports for the Governors on:
The publication of online information stating how the pupil premium has been used
The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used the Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils.