Pupil Premium Free School Meals
You may be aware that schools receive additional funding which is used to give significant support for those pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after children (LAC) , Post looked after children (Post LAC) and also children of Service families. This is currently a set amount and is awarded for a further six years once eligibility has ceased (five years for Service children). As you can imagine receiving that makes quite a significant difference to how we can best support these children and I would encourage you to check either online (see below) or via the School Office, if you think you might be eligible.
Online Free School Meal Eligibility Checking Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S) has an online service so parents can check their eligibility for free school meals themselves.
This self-service option is available at: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants
Please note that the criteria for free school meals is the same, regardless of method of checking eligibility, but for the online service, all you need to do is enter your name, national insurance number or asylum number, your address and your child’s details. Press ‘submit’ and you will find out if you are eligible.
If your result comes back ‘found’, this means your child is eligible for free school meals and the system automatically tells your school. For more information, check out the web address above, or phone 023 8062 7738.