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Free School Meals

Did you know that the school gets £1320 funding if you register for free school meals?

In April 2011, the government introduced the pupil premium, additional funding which is given to schools to narrow the attainment gap between pupils from low income families and their peers.

Last year the school received £1300 per pupil in receipt of free school meals.

Did you know that Gifford School is in the top 1% of schools in the country!

Last year pupil premium was used to support the following initiatives:

  • Employing a teacher and teaching assistant to support booster groups.
  • Purchasing fruit for all children in the school to have during morning break.
  • Subsidising residential visits and other extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Funding of counselling and pupil support (Place2Be).
  • Funding of sports and play leader to provide free clubs and activities.
  • Additional clubs, booster groups, one to one activities throughout the year.
  • Running some parent sessions with parent support adviser.

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you receive:

  • Income support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (no Working Tax credit)
  • Income based Employment & Support Allowance
  • State Pension Credit
  • Assistance from the UK border agency (NASS)
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Class Credit run-on

If you think you are eligible please speak to the school office. You will need your National Insurance number or NASS number.

Please apply even if your child already receives a free school meal in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and even if your child chooses to bring a packed lunch to school.