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Park House School

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Free School Meals

Dear Parents/carers,

You may be aware that students from families who meet certain criteria(criteria below) may be eligible for Free School Meals and/or Pupil Premium funding. 

Whether your child decides to take these meals or not, the school also receives additional funding for each student. At a time when school budgets are very tight, this funding makes a real difference to the school – and all the funding is required to be spend on supporting disadvantaged students. 

To apply for free school meals / and pupil premium, please use the online application form on the West Berkshire Schools page --> here.

Alternatively, an application can be made over the phone, please click here

If you would like help with applying, you are very welcome to come into school and we would be happy to assist you with an application.  

Thank you for your support of Park House School.

If you are in receipt of one of the following benefits, Please apply for your child’s Free School Meal

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190


Pupil Premium

What is Pupil premium?

Introduced in 2011 the Pupil Premium Grant is a government initiative where schools receive a sum of money to help disadvantaged students. The purpose of this funding is to raise attainment and close the gap between disadvantaged students and their peers.

Schools are allocated funding using data recorded by the school census. For a school to qualify to receive additional funding a student must have been eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years. Other students who would fall into the pupil premium category include those who have been looked after by the local authority for more than 6 months or those pupils who are children of service personnel.

You can read our annual report in the policies and documents below.

Funding amounts as currently published by the government

  • Students on FSM – and those eligible in the past 6 years = £955 per student
  • Children in Care = £2,345 per student
  • Service children = £310 per student

Qualifying students in September 2018 resulted in an estimated grant of £100,512.50 for the academic year 2018-19.

Qualifying students in September 2017 resulted in an estimated grant of £114,330 for the academic year 2017-2018.

Qualifying students in September 2016 resulted in an estimated grant of £121,034 for the academic year 2016-2017

Our vision is become a school where disadvantaged students achieve levels of progress and attainment above the national average for all students.