If your child is eligible for ‘free school meals’ and you register them for this before the end of September, we’ll receive extra funding called ‘pupil premium’. We use this extra money to improve the educational provision and resources at the school.
What is pupil premium funding?
Pupil premium funding from the government is given to schools to help pupils reach their full potential, regardless of their background or financial situation. It’s provided for pupils who:
At Pinner Park, we get an extra £1345 for every eligible pupil who is registered for free school meals. This extra money could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer.
For example, we’ve previously used pupil premium funding for:
What support is available for families?
In addition to a free school meal, we have supported our eligible families in the following ways over the past year:
Is my child eligible for free school meals?
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Universal infant free school meals
Currently, pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to a free school meal thanks to a different government funding scheme known as universal infant free school meals (UIFSM). You shouldn’t confuse UIFSM with free schools meals and the pupil premium.
If your child is in reception, year 1 or year 2 and is eligible for free school meals according to the benefits-related criteria above, you should still register because we’ll receive the extra pupil premium funding and you will receive the additional support.
Does my child have to eat the free school meals?
No. Pupils who are registered for free school meals don’t have to eat them. If you’re eligible but you want your child to have packed lunches you should still register because the school will receive the funding which can support your child in other ways and you will receive the additional support.
How do I register?
You only need to register once at the school.
To register, please visit https://pps.lgfl.org.uk/ and follow the instructions to check eligibility.
If you prefer, we can run a check on your behalf, as long as you can provide the following information. Send an email with the information and we’ll check for you:
If you would like any more information, please do get in touch. We are very happy to answer any questions.
The government will check the number of eligible children at Pinner Park on 7 October. The number of eligible children on that day will set our funding for the next financial year. Therefore, we are asking for any checks to be made before the end of September. If you apply after the deadline we won't receive the funding until 2023.
If your child is already eligible, you do not need to check again.
It only takes a few moments to check. If you think that your child may be eligible please do check.