PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING
The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Please see the documents below, which describe the things we have done, or plan to do, with the allocated Pupil Premium money.
£2.30 per meal
If you are paying by cheque then please make the cheque payable to: Suffolk County Council
School dinner monies are payable every MONDAY morning. Please place the dinner money in an envelope clearly marked with:
ELIGIBILITY for FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Food for thought – Suffolk schools are missing out on £5 million – they need your help!
There are around 5,000 young people in Suffolk that are eligible for a free school meal but not currently claiming one. If they all claimed the meal they are entitled to, Suffolk Schools would be £5 million better off.
More than 12,000 children in Suffolk already receive a free school meal. This saves their families around £400 a year and gives £900 (per child) of additional funding to their school.
Is your child eligible?Your child will be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following benefits:
REPORTS ON SPENDING
How to apply for Free school dinners
- You can only apply online for free school meals
- You will get an immediate response and confirmation email after you've completed your application
Click the link above for information and application