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Free School Meal / Pupil Premium Entitlement


 Did you know .... just registering your child for Free School Meals

means that your school gets extra money?


Register now to make sure we don't miss out


Please register now even if your child is in Key Stage 1

and receives a "universal free school meal"


The Government is giving 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 for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals at Waddesdon Village Primary School the school receives £1300.


With this money we could give your child additional support in class, help towards school trips, music tuition, uniform or after school clubs.


Please register before Christmas to make sure your child and others in their class don’t miss out. Even if your child receives a “universal free school meal” in Reception, Class 1 and 2, please register if you think you may be eligible.


How does it work?


1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the list on the next page.

2. Registering is really quick and easy – if you think you qualify, contact the school office who will help you to register.

3. If you want your child to have a free, healthy meal at lunchtime that’s great – they will get the free meal (saving you more than £350 a year), some extra benefits listed above and the school gets £1300 extra.

4. 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 £1300 extra.



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?

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:


  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC. (Where you are entitled to Child Tax Credit and also Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to free school meals.)