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Pupil Premium Funding - How to ensure our school gets the money we need to help our children.

SinceSeptember 2014 ALL the children in the main school (Reception to Year Two) are entitled to a school meal, free of charge, every day. - there is no need to apply for this.

In the past, the only families entitled to Free School Meals were those who were in receipt of certain benefits. In addition to the children being entitled to Free School Meals, the school also received additional funding to help ensure all children reach their potential.

We use this money to have small classes (on average, just 21 children compared with the national average of 30), to employ Teaching Assistants for all classes and to put in place additional support of children where necessary.

Although parents may feel they no longer need to claim, if you are in receipt of one of the benefits which would have entitled your child to free school meals, we will still be entitled to receive extra funding (Pupil Premium) of £1345 to support teaching and learning across the school. SO, PLEASE, WE DO NEED YOU TO APPLY

Your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium for the school if if their parent/carer (or the child themselves in their own right) receives any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Job Seekers' Allowance (Income-Based) and equal based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR) and equal based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC) with an annual income of less than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Guarantee Element of Pension Credit (GPC)
  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA) Support
  • Universal Credit - Your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get) as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods

If you are claiming the benefits listed below you are NOT eligible for free school meals, regardless of what other benefits/credits are being claimed

  • Working Tax Credit
  • Contribution-Based Job Seeker's Allowance and/or Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance

However, you will be temporarily eligible to claim free school meals if you receive a Working Tax Credit run-on, which is the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

You can make the application throughthe Cornwall County Council Website