Pupil Premium Funding - Do you Qualify?
Pupil Premium Funding
We want to make sure that we are providing your child with the best education and support we can.
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 awarded Pupil Premium, Upton Junior School receives £1,320 each year.
How does it work? What do I need to do?
1. First, check if you qualify – it is not just if you are unemployed, so please look at the eligibility list below.
2. Registering is really quick and easy with two choices to apply, you can either apply online at https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals or we can check eligibility on your behalf, just simply complete the attached registration form to the school office. We will treat your application in the strictest confidence.
If you need assistance with this or access to a computer, we can help – just ask.
If you have more than one child, you will need to register online for EACH child and include the names of EACH child on the attached registration form.
3. Registering for free meals could raise an extra £1,320 for our school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition, additional teaching staff or after school activities. 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 receives £1,320 extra.
4. No one will know you have registered and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.
You can register your child for Pupil Premium and Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
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
Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190