Free School Meals and Pupil Premium
Free School Meals, Universal Infant Free School Meals and Pupil Premium
You can apply for school meals if you receive:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related 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 – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low income families who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces
if you receive one of the benefits from the list above you may also get help with:
- the cost of residential school trips (speak to your school about this)
- travel costs to school
- school uniform costs (speak to your school about this)
- music lessons at school (please contact your child’s school for information)
For each child registered for free school meals, schools receive a pupil premium of £1,300 (Primary schools) or £935 (Secondary schools) per year. This money is to help your child achieve their best at school.
Please register on the Bradford Council website where you will also find more information:
Bradford Council Free School Meals Website Link
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive free school meals regardless of eligibility for free school meal funding.