|Support for your family and school Parents can claim ‘Pupil Premium’ support for children (referred to as Free School Meals FSM) if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits: 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 applying on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax & not including any benefits you get) This entitles your child to free school meals, beyond EYFS and KS1 where this provision is universal, as well as a wide range of additional support for your child (academic, cost of the school day support and wellbeing) Information for parents about access and benefits of claiming FSM can be found at: Free school meals – Wiltshire Council If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll also qualify for the Holiday Activity and Food Programme. Food vouchers may also be available through the Household Support Fund. Please ask the school for support if you have any questions about your entitlement or application.|
Don’t let them miss out on Pupil Premium Funding
From September 2014 ALL infant children, those in reception, year 1 and Year 2, will be entitled to free school meals. However, if your child would have been entitled to free school meals under the old system because you are receiving qualifying benefits, the government will give Corsham Regis a Pupil Premium of £1,300.
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