What is the Pupil Premium?
Did you know… just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money? Register now to make sure we don’t miss out.
The Government gives money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. For every child registered gets approximately £1300. Please register now to make sure your child does not miss out.
How does it work?
First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed.
Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, click on the link below.
If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime, they will get the free meal (saving you more than £400 a year), and the school gets extra money.
If you don’t want your child to have the school meals they can continue as normal – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets the extra money.
No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
Do you qualify?
You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
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 they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
How do I apply?
Just fill in the application form on Devon County Council’s website and follow the instructions there.