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Applications for September 2024 Nursery admissions are welcome and Barn Owl (before and after school childcare) booking form for 2024/25 is available via the website

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

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 Pupil Premium and their more advantaged peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

  • In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Pupil Premium is received for children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM), children who have received FSM, children in care/looked after or adopted and children of people in the services. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


Free School Meal and Pupil Premium Entitlement

Who can get free school meals?

All pupils in Reception, Year One or Year Two in primary schools are entitled to free school meals. 

Children in other years could get free school meals if you get:

  • Income Support (IS)
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA-IR)
  • Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance (IB-JSA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • 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
  • Working Tax Credit 'run on'- the payment you receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit


In Reception, Year One or Year Two

If your child is in or starting Reception, Year One or Year Two you do not need to apply for free school meals. Just contact school to say you wish your child to have a school lunch. If you get any of the above benefits please register your child so the school can benefit from pupil premium.

Your child's free school meals will stop at the end of Year Two, unless you receive the above qualifying benefits and you have already registered your child with Lancashire County Council.

Please click on the link below to find details on how to claim. 

Lancashire Free School Meals and Pupil Premium