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St. Francis' Catholic Primary School

"For it is in giving that we receive." St. Francis of Assisi

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

St Francis' Pupil Premium Strategy - click here

(FSM Application Form Link - Click on the blue)

Funding to support the learning and development of these children is currently provided by the government. The term “Pupil Premium” refers to those children who:

  • are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • have at any point during the last six years received FSM (known as Ever 6 FSM)
  • have been looked after continuously for more than six months
  • have been adopted from local authority care under the ‘Adoption Act 2002’.
  • have a parent(s) in the Armed Forces who meet the following criteria:

At least one parent is serving in the regular armed forces

At least one parent has served in the regular armed forces in the last 3 years

One of their parent died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil is in receipt of a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the

War Pensions Scheme (WPS).

Free School Meals (FSMs)

 In order to claim FSMs a parent/carer must be claiming one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support 
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit (but no Working Tax Credit is being received by the claimant or his/her partner and the combined annual income as assessed by HMIR on a TC602 form  is not above £16,190)
  • The Guaranteed Element of Pension Tax Credit.
  • Asylum Seeker under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


If you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding or you are in receipt of any of the following benefits and could be claiming FSM’s, please contact the school office, in confidence, as soon as possible. 

This will allow additional funding for the school and additional support for your child. This is an opportunity that should not be overlooked. Click here - Application Form to access the Form.

If you have any questions regarding either the eligibility of your child or the support provided please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Dommett (Pupil Premium Leader), in confidence, via the school office or by email

We know that Pupil Premium children have benefitted, both academically and in their personal development, from the extra support and interventions that the Funding has provided.