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Does your child qualify for Pupil Premium? – up to £1320


You may qualify for a government contribution of up to £1320 to provide additional support and educational opportunities for your child.
Schools have a duty to provide additional support and opportunities for children whose parent(s) are in receipt of specific benefits. This is made possible through the Pupil Premium funding which schools are allocated after parents have completed, sometimes with school help, the necessary claim form. It is not automatic. Please see the table below to see if your child would be eligible for Pupil Premium
Free School meals are now provided for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, but as you see the table below goes beyond that. Although pupils from Reception to Year 2 will automatically receive school meals, we still require you to register to enable the school, and your children, to benefit form the Pupil premium grant. 

 

Your child could get a free school meal, and the school will receive the Pupil Premium grant  if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit.


If your family is in receipt of one of these benefits, then please contact the school office to enable us to support you in your application. It is important that you apply for this as soon as possible. The school can offer support with the application process. Over the academic year, the grant is used for the educational benefit of pupils at the school as well as specific benefits for your child including: school trips, supported activities within school, chargeable activities within school, occasional breakfast club or after school club attendance. 
If a member of your family works for the Ministry of Defence (armed services) then you can apply to claim £300 for your child which will be paid direct to the school.

You can follow this link to apply directly, or contact the school office for support. 

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/schools-and-education/at-school/free-school-meals/free-school-meals.aspx 


Yours sincerely,
Mrs Gill Kirkpatrick
Assistant Principal,  Lanchester CFS
  • Lanchester Community Free School
  • Hempstead Road, Watford
  • WD17 3HD

01923 224160

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