Pupil Premium & Catch Up Funding



Who is entitled to Free School Meals?

Your child must attend a maintained school (most schools in Kent are maintained schools) or receive alternative education approved by Kent County Council.

You must receive one of these benefits to qualify:

Your child might be eligible if you access:

  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income not exceeding £7,400 (£616.67 per month)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’

Will the new universal credit roll out effect my child’s eligibility to receive free school meals?

  • As stated above, you must receive at least one of the benefits highlighted above to be eligible for free school meals.
  • From April 2018 all existing free school meals claimants will continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This applies even if earnings rise above the new threshold during this time.
  • Children eligible after April 2018 will be protected against losing free school meals during the Universal Credit rollout period.
  • Once the Universal Credit is fully rolled out, (estimated by 2022) any existing claimant that is no longer eligible will continue to receive free school meals until the current phase of the education finishes. (End of year 11)


To apply for free school meals visit the KCC website by clicking here.

Pupil Premium Report 2020-21 coming soon.

Alternatively do not hesitate to contact Mr Major for further information.


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