As you may be aware, the government provide a 'Pupil Premium' to schools which means that the school receives an extra amount per pupil based on the number of pupils eligible for free school meals, children of service personnel or are Looked After Children.
The Government requires the school to publish information about how we use Pupil Premium Funding:
'In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or Looked After Children. From 2012-13, it has been expanded to include all children who have been eligible for FSM within the last 6 years and children of service personnel.'
Did you know for every pupil registered for free school meals Wrenbury will receive extra funding from the Government? Your child may be entitled to receive free school meals if you are entitled to receive one or more of the following benefits:
Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guarantee 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
#Cheshire East FSM
Cheshire East Council has a dedicated website. Parents are able to obtain information on the eligibility criteria and can also make an online application. The free school meals team also can be contacted on 0300 123 5012 where applicants can ask any additional queries and make an application over the telephone.