Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils’ – DfE Website.
At The Ilfracombe Academy, we strive to break down barriers and create opportunities to allow students to reach their full potential and live life in all its fullness. Pupil premium funding is allocated to every school based on numbers of students known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), students who have been registered for FSM at any point within the last six years (Ever 6), students who are looked after in care and children of service personnel.
Applying for Free School Meals
Please follow the link below to apply for Free School Meals. Citizen Portal - Sign in (devon.gov.uk)
This is the quickest and easiest way to apply and will result in you getting an instant decision.
Alternatively, call the Education Helpline on 0345 155 1019.
Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
the guaranteed element of 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
Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)