How to Apply for Pupil Premium, FSM and Early Years Funding

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Funding

Every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 (not nursery) are automatically entitled to free school meals. 

Eligibility

Free school meals are available to pupils receiving, or whose parents are receiving, 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 Support
  • 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 State 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 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children who get any of these benefits directly (instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals.

Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be eligible for free meals.

Coronavirus temporary extension

The government have temporarily extended free school meal eligibility to include some children of groups who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF). These groups are:

  • Children of Zambrano carers
  • Children of families with no recourse to public funds with a right to remain in the UK on grounds of private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Children of families receiving support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 who are also subject to a no recourse to public funds restriction

These groups are subject to a maximum household income threshold of £31,500 per year for families living in London.

Please complete the form below and return to a member of the admin team via email or by hand along with the relevant documents/ proof of elgilbility.

FSM and Pupil Premium Application Form

 

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is additional funding for early years providers to improve education for disadvantaged 3 and 4 year olds

Eligibility

You may be eligible to apply for EYPP if you are in receipt of at least one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit and have an income of less that £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, which is paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax credit.
  • Universal Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

 

You may also be eligible if your child:

  • Has been in local authority care for one day or more in England or Wales
  • Has been adopted from care in England or Wales
  • Has left care under a Special Guardianship Order of a Residence Order in England or wales.

 

To apply for EYPP based on the benefits you receive you will need your National Insurance number (NI) or your National Asylum Seekers Support number (NASS) when completing the application.

If your child has been in local authority care or adopted from local authority care you will need to forward evidence, i.e. a court order to the EECP team.

Please apply here on the Wandsworth Website

Please do call a member of the admin team if you have any queries.