Cockernhoe Endowed CofE Primary School

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Cockernhoe Green, Nr Luton, Hertfordshire LU2 8PY

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Cockernhoe Endowed CofE Primary School

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Pupil Premium


What is Pupil Premium Funding?

"The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months. It was paid to local authorities by means of a specific grant based on  school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns."

Taken from "The Pupil Premium" Ofsted Publication, September 2012

Children in reception, year 1 and year 2

All children can get a free lunch at school if they're in reception class, year 1 or year 2.

If you register, your school could get extra funding (called 'Pupil Premium') to pay for additional staff time, extra computers, books and trips for students.

Have your National Insurance number or Home Office number to hand when you apply.

School milk in reception, year 1 and year 2 - schools provide free milk for all children, up until their 5th birthday. If it's during the term, they won't get free milk from that term onwards.

After that, most children who have registered for free school meals can continue to get free milk, except for children who get Universal Income free school meals. Contact your school for more information.


Children in year 3 or older

Your child can get a free school meal if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (as long as you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and you don't get more than £16,190 a year)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit (with annual earned income of no more than £7,400 after tax and not including any benefits you get).

Apply today if you receive any of these benefits. It takes 5 mins and in most cases we can tell you straightaway if your child can get free meals at school.

Children in year 3 or older might be entitled to extra help.

Have your National Insurance number or Home Office number to hand when you apply.

If your child is eligible for free school meals, they’ll remain eligible until March 2025, or until they finish their current phase of schooling (primary or secondary), if that's after the end of March 2025.


If you have any questions relating to Pupil Premium (Free School Meals), please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Cheetham, our Office Manager, in the school office, she will be very happy to help you.


Pupil Premium Strategy

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Pupil Premium Strategy 2022-24