At Ghost Hill Infant and Nursery School, we strive to ensure all students are given every opportunity to succeed and achieve their full potential.
If your child is eligible for ‘Free School Meals’ and you register them for this, we will receive extra funding called ‘Pupil Premium’. This additional funding is used to improve educational provisions and resources at the academy.
We encourage all parents to apply irrespective of their income.
Pupil Premium funding is a government initiative designed to help raise attainment of students regardless of their background or financial situation. It is provided for students who:
At Ghost Hill Infant and Nursery School we received an extra £1,345 for every eligible student who is registered for the Pupil Premium Grant.
This extra funding could make a real difference to the quality of education we offer. For example, we have previously used Pupil Premium funding for:
Families who receive certain benefits may be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant. Your child is eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant if you’re in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400.
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
The guaranteed 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
You can apply for Pupil Premium Grant (Free School Meals) via this link on the Norfolk County Council website. We encourage all parents to apply regardless of income and circumstance.
Universal Free School meals are great, but they do not allow Ghost Hill to access the funding through Pupil Premium funding which could support the quality of your child's education at school. Also - did you know:
- If you are eligible for free school meals you will now receive a monthly ‘cost of living’ voucher. Find out more information here
- Once eligible - your child will continue to receive a Free School Meal and Pupil Premium Funding for 6 years - including when they transition to Junior School. Usually, you would need to start paying for school dinners then but this way, if you are eligible, you don't have to!
Norfolk County Council's form is available below. These are also available from the school office. Please complete and return to the school who can send this in on your behalf. If you need any help completing the form, please call into our school office or speak to a member of staff.