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To all Parents/carers


Please note even if your child receives a Universal Free Meal in Reception, Year 1 or 2 it is very important that you register for Pupil Premium Funding. IMPORTANT: Please register by Wednesday 26th September 2018.


You can register online at www.worcestershire.gov.uk
 Click on School Education and Learning
 Click Schools
 Click Free School Meals
Or complete the attached form and return to the school office.
Is your child entitled to Free School Meals and Pupil Premium?
All children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) are entitled to receive Pupil Premium Funding of over £1300. The school uses this funding to ensure that all eligible students achieve their potential and are supported in closing the gap to their peers. School is best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individuals and are free to use the funding how they see fit and remain accountable for this, ie 50% reduction for trips, up to £25 off school uniform, quality PE coaching, targeted support for individuals, professional support for children and families and many enrichment activities etc . As you can see, applying for free school meals (Pupil Premium) can benefit children in many ways, so if you think your child might be eligible, or you would like to discuss this benefit further, please contact the School Office, in complete confidence. Free School Meals are awarded if parents are claiming either:
 Income Support
 Job Seekers Allowance - Income Based
 Employment and Support Allowance - Income Related
 Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
 Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
 Universal Credit (paper proof will be required)
 Child Tax Credit and the annual household income does not exceed £16,190 (but not working tax credit)
 Proof of any of the above will need to be shown.

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