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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:


  • 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 except if you meet ANY of the following criteria –


i) entitled to working tax credit (regardless of income)


ii) have an annual income in excess of £16,190 (Please note that this figure is for April 2013 and that it changes in April each year).

  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit


Come and talk to us if you’re not sure.