‘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 funding and their peers. More information as to this can be found here
At Lynsted and Norton School we are able to use the funding we receive in an effective manner to ensure that the children in our care make progress.
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
If your child is eligible for free school meals with an active application on the 31 March 2020, they will remain eligible until 31 March 2024.
Kent County Council have launched an online Free School Meals application service including an eligibility assessment to establish whether you have an entitlement to Free School Meals.
This can be accessed at http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals
The school will be notified automatically of any successful applications
In September 2014, the Government introduced ‘Universal Free School Meals’ for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. This is different to Pupil Premium funding and does not enable the school to receive any additional funds to use for the child across the curriculum. It is important that parents/carers of eligible children in these year groups still apply (through completing a very short form!) for free school meals if they think that they may be eligible.
If you would like to find out more about whether your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium funding, please ask in the school office. The school can apply on your behalf and would require your National Insurance number and your date of birth.
At Lynsted and Norton School our aim is for those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (PP) funding to achieve better than the average for “all” pupils nationally by the time they leave at the end of Y6.
Pupil Premium funding will be used to: