As we are all too aware, budget cuts and rising prices are hitting every section of society and here at St. Cedd’s Primary School we strive to ensure that our students receive the allocation of resources to which they are entitled.
All schools are given additional funding from the government for pupils who are potentially classed as disadvantaged; with the deciding factor often being based on the numbers who are eligible for free school meals. This is called the Pupil Premium and, for every child registered for free school meals, the school receives up to £1,300 per child. With this money we can improve the education for all our students. For pupils who are entitled to the Pupil Premium we may also be able to help with the costs of afterschool clubs and transport home from them, residential trips and other expenses as well as provide them with additional support in and out of the classroom.
Even though all Key Stage 1 children are now entitled to the ‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’, by applying for free school meals, the school will then receive the Pupil Premium, and the children will be eligible for some of the support listed above. Your child does not need to have free school meals to be entitled to pupil premium.
Do you qualify?
You can register your child for free school meals if you are entitled to receive one of the following:
How to apply
You can download the application form for free school meals from our website, or collect one from the school office. If you would like further information or assistance with making an application, in confidence, please contact me. Alternatively you can apply online at www.essex.gov.uk/educationawards
Register today to make sure the school does not miss out.
Your support is much appreciated.