In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, we received £1320 for each child (from reception to Year 6) registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. We also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following:
Children who have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more also attract £1,900 of pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t come directly to The Hayes; it goes to the virtual school head (VSH) in the local authority that looks after the child. VSHs are responsible for managing pupil premium funding for looked-after children.
Information for Parents re Eligibility for Free School Meals/ Pupil Premium Funding:
All parents (including those who are currently eligible for free school meals under the universal offer) are encouraged to check their child's eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals (from Key Stage 2) and this can be checked via this link. Information required for this process includes name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, parents will need to provide their child's name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.
Parents/guardians in England may be eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following:
Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their children.
Parents of children eligible for Pupil Premium funding are encouraged to speak to their children’s class teacher to find out more about how their child is benefitting from this additional funding.
If you think your child may possibly be eligible for free school meals, even if you don't want your child to eat school meals, please use the link above to check your eligibility. Every child who is eligible generates valuable income for the school.
It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. Each school is responsible for monitoring both the use of the funding and the impact it is having upon FSM pupils. Please click the link below to see the Pupil Premium Spend and Impact at The Hayes Primary School.