Pupil Premium at Sabden
Pupil Premium is additional funding received by all schools for each pupil from disadvantaged families or background.
It is allocated to schools based on the number of children who come from low-income families – this is defined as those who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals.
It’s important to know that a pupil does not need to have a school dinner (as you may wish them to have a packed lunch) but parents / carers must have applied and be entitled; to enable the school to receive the Pupil Premium funding which can greatly benefit your child's learning within the school.
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL'S WEBSITE PAGE REGARDING PUPIL PREMIUM AND FREE SCHOOL MEAL ELIGIBILITY
Click on the above link for more information from Lancashire Council if you think you may be eligible for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium.
Our school receives Pupil Premium Funding when Free School Meals are offered to children of families who are in receipt of:
•Income Support or
•Job Seekers Allowance (Income based) or
•Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 or
•The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit or
•Income related Employment Support Allowance or
•Child Tax Credit and are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and your annual income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue, does not exceed £16,190 (April 10 figure)
•Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week.
The Government does not allow us to recognise any other benefit other than those mentioned above.
To apply, simply ring your local Area Education Office:-
Area Education Office East :
(for Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale)
Pupil Access Team
Area Education Office East The Globe Centre
1 Globe Way
Phone: 01254 220711
You will need details of:-
National Insurance number
Then an immediate on-line decision can be given.
Once you have applied and been granted free school meals for your children you do not need to re-apply annually.
You will be contacted, normally in August each year, to confirm whether or not your children are still entitled to free school meals.
* Even if your child does not wish to have the school meals, it is important that you still apply for free school meals if you are eligible, as the school and your child will then benefit from funding for Pupil Premium. Pupil Premium funding can greatly benefit your child's learning experiences at the school.